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Artists frequently get rejections from shows and competitions; rejection is part of

what being an artist is all about.


Often an exhibition will have a curatorial concept and the work just simply

doesn’t fit the theme, in competitions the judges are subjective and essentially

select what they like. Current trends in the art world might make the work more

or less desirable not forgetting the provenance of the artist themselves...


‘Rejected’ seeks to celebrate rejection, through a united force of artists getting

together to valiantly display their previously rebuffed work. The exhibition aims

to dispose the issue of whether each individual piece is indeed lesser than that

of its contemporaries. Following an open call, every single proposal to the

Rejected exhibition was accepted. Alongside their rejected artwork, each artist

will openly display a list of previous rejections from galleries, competitions and

art schools.


Exhibiting artists:

Alexander Heaton | Amber Sinclair-Ray | Ana Schefer | Banu Colak | Barrie J Davies

Carlos Burgos | Caroline Money | Caroline Tobin | Catherine Magnani | Claire Atkinson

Cos Ahmet | Darren Beatty | Darren Macpherson | Dave Anderson | Enver Gursev

Francesca Alaimo | Georgie Grace | Gulzor Sultanova | Hitomi Kammai | Holly Revell

Ingrid Berthon-Moine | John Bingham | Kelda Hole | Laura Harvey | Linda Schliebitz

Lucas Lobo | Marcus Downe | Marianne Shorten | Melanie Ahmed | Melanie Ward

Nadeem Chughtai | Nickova Behling | Oliver Lassalle | Paul Matosic | Peter Cabocky

Rabia Aqeel | Simon Kennedy | Tinsel Edwards | Twinkle Troughton


Following the hugely successful launch, a Dazed & Confused feature and live radio

interview, A-side B-side presents the first of a series of curated shows from its 2012

exhibition programme.

Rejected