2003 - Bad Behaviour

Bad Behaviour charted a subversive streak in contemporary art, focusing on a generation of artists who challenged conventions and overturned established principles and social codes. Featuring over 50 works from the Arts Council Collection, the Touring Exhibition from the Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre presented contemporary British sculpture, installation, photography and video from the 80s to 2003. It opened at Longside Gallery in November 2003 before it toured extensively around the UK.


Tour details

Longside Gallery (7th Nov – 11th Jan 2004)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre (31st Jan – 21st Mar 2004)

The Metropole Arts Centre, Folkstone (27th Mar – 9th May 2004)

The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea (15th May – 27th Jun 2004)

Newcastle University, Hatton Art Gallery (3rd Jul – 15th Aug 2004)

Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown (2nd Oct – 14th Nov 2004)

Djanogly Art Gallery (6th Nov – 19th Dec 2004)

Tullie House, Carlisle (15th Jan – 27th Feb 2005)



The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With more than 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyond. This website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.