September 2nd – 4th 

opening on Friday: 6:30-11pm, Sat+Sun: 12-6pm

The definition of a ‘Bedroom Artist’ is someone who doesn’t have the luxury of a studio space, has no gallery representation, but has big ideas, the need to create no matter what and pushes the boundaries of creation to exciting and new places.

By joining together, 36 artists have become the Bedroom Artists’ Collective and in doing so we have found a way to create a bright new future for ourselves where we can exhibit our work, meet other artists, introduce our works to new audiences and open up new opportunities to talented emerging artists everywhere.

The call out for first group show has found incredibly diverse and gifted contemporary Artists specialising in painting, sculpture, video, illustration, mixed media, live art, street art and more.

On Saturday and Sunday there will be workshops, live art and a game show element for visitors. This exhibition will be done ‘on a shoe-string’ with minimal cost for the artists exhibiting, with volunteers working to set up, work at and take down the exhibition and no entry fee for visitors. The artists will be selling their work.

The Hive is a perfect compliment to the principles behind our collective as a not-for-profit group there to help the artistic community. The Hive was set up to turn an empty building waiting for development into a space that can be used for the good of the local Hackney community.

The artists showing will be: