Studio BAD were invited by the Cadogan Estate, in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, to deliver a proposal for a series of artwork installations on Duke of York Square, in the heart of Chelsea, London, to accompany the ‘Beyond the Streets’ art exhibition. The aim of the project is to create artwork that works collectively, to extends the exhibition out onto into the public realm.

The ‘Beyond the Streets’ exhibition is the most comprehensive street art & graffiti exhibition to be held in the UK, celebrates the fusion between art, music and fashion industries. The show has previously been successfully shown in New York and Los Angeles, featuring over 100 international artists showing new and iconic works with each destination exploring the local artists with roots in this scene, through to the important cultural figures influenced by their work.

The installations proposed by Studio BAD aim to bring the theme, energy and vibrancy of the Beyond the Streets Exhibition, out of the gallery and into the public realm. It is an authentic move to share this type of art, which originated in the street, with the public in a public setting.

The proposed public art includes high level banners, pop-up art galleries, a mural and a sculpture. The installations seek to offer a dynamic and lively offer to the public realm, as a cohesive, curated collective art piece that lead visitors along Kings Road, through Duke of York Square and on to the Saachi Gallery.

The exhibition runs from 17th February to 9th May 2023, tickets are available here. 

Practice : Studio: B.A.D Architects

Time Scale: November 2022 – May 2023

Budget: Undisclosed

Location: Chelsea, London

Client: Cadogan Estate & Saachi Gallery