Bad Behaviour Open 2016


We are back with Bad Behaviour Open 2016 an exhibition providing an opportunity for a number of current and talented contemporary artists of various ages, backgrounds and at all stages of their creative careers.

We are delighted that this year’s Open will be supported by Elemental Design, a local company in Brixton. Elemental Design has been creating compelling visual environments for 25 years, working with countless major brands including Harrods, L’Oreal, Louis Vuitton, Veuve Clicquot and Giorgio Armani. By creating the most seductive surroundings in which to present merchandise we have an excellent track record of dynamically increasing sales, from apparel to fragrance; jewellery to champagne.

Now in its fifth year, Bad Behaviour continues to contribute to the  rich, diverse and cultural landscape of Brixton, South London.


Exhibiting Artists :

Alison Berry, Gary Lowe, Martin Grover , David Jane, Lesley O’Mara, Joanna Boxall, Olivia Urquhart, Lewi Quinn, Ikra Arshad, Gemma Nelson, Tom Mason, Araba Ocran, Vic Bateman, Zelda Rhiando, Atilla Schwanz, Tessa Kellett, Sabina Pieper, Ryan Orme, Nikki Allford, Nicholas Vaughan,  Matthew Hayward, Matt Bannister, Linda Skoglund, Linda Hubbard, Justin DL, Kevin Broughton and Fiona Birnie, Lucia Gomez, Alice Irwin, Benjamin Nyari, Frances Sousa, Harland Viney, Jack N. F. Tatham, James Paddock, Jan Turner, Jorge Mansilla, Joshua Hill-Walsh, Jane Oldfield, Paul Malone, Robyn LeRoy-Evans, Shona Davies, Dave Monaghan and Jon Klein (DMK), Stacey Guthrie, Purple Moustacho, Diogo Duarte.

Curated by Araba Ocran and Finnula Campbell




The Judges Vote – The winner of the Judges vote was Linda Hubbard.

The Visitors vote –  The winner of the visitor’s vote was Jack Fawdry Tatham



Rebecca Hinde – Owner at  Someth1ng Gallery.

Mark McGowan – Performance artist, Aka The Artist Taxi Driver.

Paul O’kane –  Artist, Writer, Lecturer.

Bada Song  –  Artist.



Meet the panel…

RebeccaHindeRebecca Hinde – Gallery Owner at Someth1ng Gallery. From beginning her early life and studies as an artist, to recently studying contemporary and modern art history and business at The Sotheby’s Institute, Rebecca found the current art market often to be in conflict with her views on the value of art and artists.

Having been validated with the ability to critically analyse, she decided to embark on a space that offers a link between the studios and the sometimes alienating and bullish nature of the Art World.  A space where art could be viewed and discussed in a more democratic manner with a more diverse and less contrived public.  Rebecca believes there is a real need to widen the market for both artists and buyers, Someth1ng Gallery became that space. Someth1ng is an independent contemporary art gallery that understands the crucial importance of art and artists to deliver a universal visual language, that represents the humanity of today.


MarkMcGowanBy profession, Mark McGowan is a London taxi driver and occasional University speaker and arts tutor. McGowan is known internationally for his performance art including shock art, street art and installation art, and as a stuntman, internet personality, video blogger, social commentator, social critic, satirist, political activist, peace activist, and an anti-establishment, anti- war, anti-capitalist, anti-monarchist and anti-power elite protester.



PaulO'KanePaul O’Kane is an artist, writer and lecturer who makes an exhibits artworks which relate to a history of technologies and a history of the subject. He completed a PhD in History at Goldsmiths in 2009 and contributes articles on art to leading art journals including Art Monthly and Third Text. Paul teaches in London’s leading art colleges and published his first book ‘Where Is That Light Now?’ (on photography and memoir) in 2014. Paul is an international Member of AICA (Association internationale des critiques d’art).



Bada Song

Korean born Bada Song studied Fine Art at Camberwell College (BA, Sculpture) 2002 and won the 2nd prize in the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2012. Her latest show Cash or Smash (2015) invited a broad audience to interact with hand-made objects and also engage with a performative event alluding to consumerism, value, waste, and a plural  approach to economies.


Supported by Elemental Design – sponsored by Vino Beano and Footprint.