Bad Behaviour Open Submission

Application Deadline – Midnight, Sunday 14th July 


'chArt' is an exhibition that aims to explore the relationship that music has with visual arts.

Music has the ability to move, perplex and even annoy and can often be used to enhance artworks. Although art and music have differing personalities, the relationship between the two is a fascinating concept to explore.

Artists are asked to submit work in response to a piece of music from any genre of popular music that inspires them to make work. The music should be the starting point for artists and be used as a platform to conceptualize images to help them to visualise and execute a piece of work in a style and medium of their choosing.

Application Deadline – Midnight, Sunday 14th July.


Cullinan Richards. Collaborative artists and MA tutors at Kingston University.

Rachael House and Jo David. Directors of Space Station Sixty Five Gallery.

Paul Luckraft. Curator, Modern Art Oxford.

Bad Behaviour Curators.

Conditions of Entry

Contemporary artists aged 21 or over, working in any medium, and at any stage of their artistic career based in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Wandsworth. Artists are invited to submit recent work that has not been previously exhibited in any other gallery within the UK (excluding undergraduate or postgraduate degree shows).

Guidelines, Eligibility and Submission

Only artists living or working in the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Wandsworth are eligible to apply. Each applicant can submit up to three pieces of work (a Maximum of two images per work, or six images in total) saved as .jpg files, no larger than 1MB per image.

Work submitted can be painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation, textile, ceramics, or film/video. Submissions can include mixed media work. If you would like to submit a statement to support your work it should be no more than maximum of 100 words, saved within a Microsoft word file, saved with the file extension .doc or .docx. Please name your files with your surname and file number.

If submitting moving image or audio works please provide relevant web links on the application form.

The entry fee is £15 (sent via PayPal to

The fee covers the exhibition administration costs and related expenses and is non-refundable. Work may be available to sell (if the artist so wishes). There will be no commission charged on any work sold during the exhibition.

Please email your completed application form and all required support materials to with your name and 'chArt' in the subject title.

No submissions after the closing date will be accepted. The selectors' decision is final, and it is not possible to deliver individual feedback.

What if I am selected??

Artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified by email in August 2013. Work submitted must be available during October and remain on display until the end of the exhibition. All work will need to be collected at the end of the exhibition. Selected artists will be contacted regarding the delivery and collection dates. Expenses and transportation of artworks are the responsibility of the artist.

Artists are strongly advised to insure their own works against damage and for public liability. The work will not be insured by Bad Behaviour or the host venue. Exhibited works may be photographed and/or filmed for marketing purposes in connection with the show. Copyright of all works remains the property of the artist.

For more information and to download a submission form click here.