The Bedroom Artists Collective is a London-based art group that welcomes all emerging and independent artists. Our aims are simple: to support and connect artists together, and to connect the public to their work, and to give free access to (and encourage) creativity in everyone we meet. We hold exhibitions, run workshops, seek out venues, meet new artists, and most importantly, strive to share art with everybody.
We are a creative organisation that supports unrepresented artists by bringing them together to exhibit affordably. We provide a platform for emerging artists who otherwise wouldn’t see their work in the context of an exhibition or in public.
With an emphasis on presenting pieces and projects that push the boundaries of art we inspire the local communities to explore new creative practices too. We hold free creative workshops in our exhibition spaces. And by exhibiting affordably we are an example to everyone of how you will succeed in showing your art to the world if you work together, not just keep it ‘in your bedroom’.
We support great ideas and self-development by encouraging collaborations, and providing opportunities in all working aspects of the collective; including opening up curatorial and production opportunities. We develop concepts behind exhibition and projects collaboratively.
We are an incubator and amplifier for home-grown talent and ideas. We join forces with artists from the entire creative spectrum, of varying disciplines and experience. We are inclusive, and want to nurture, and to develop a thriving creative atmosphere and network.
We have found that when you get people interested in creating together then they all benefit, developing their own practice, finding an audience and carrying out large scale projects that they wouldn’t be able to do on their own.
Why are we called The Bedroom Artists Collective?
Many artists work without a studio, even from their bedrooms. And so, we called ourselves the Bedroom Artists Collective. In the harsh financial environment today, with studios and exhibition spaces unaffordable, we find a way to bridge the ever-widening gap through collaboration.
Bedroom Artists was founded in 2016 by artists Julie Pallot and Nora Emilia as a solution to the difficulties faced by independent, unaffiliated artists in London. We wanted to provide a platform and community to like-minded creative people, as well as share our work with the public, and so we put on our first exhibition at the Hive, Dalston, featuring 36 individual Bedroom Artists.