Temporary Autonomous Art
7-9 October 2021

WE ARE NOW CLOSED - thanks to everyone who took part!


Gallery* and social space** open throughout
Scheduled programme:

Thursday 7th: 5pm-11pm

Friday 8th: 4pm-12am

Saturday 9th: 2pm-12am


Evening Programme:

* Gallery submissions

The gallery space is open-access and self-managed (however, there will always be someone on hand to keep track of what's going where – so it's not unlimited). We welcome all forms of artwork and it's a good idea to let us know what's coming in advance by emailing gallery@taaexhibitions.org – we cannot guarantee available space and you will have to attend the venue in person to reserve a particular area.

Work can be accepted even during the event, but installation prior to it starting is obviously preferable and EVERYBODY is expected to help manage, tidy and generally look after the space too. DIY or DIE!

** COVID statement coming soon

But needless to say:


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Previous events...

Temporary Autonomous Art – LONDON

26-28 September 2019


TAA London 2019 final flyer design

TAA September 2019 pre-flyer front


Tiny TAA web flyerTiny TAA

One-day Temporary Autonomous Art event in London!

Saturday 22 June 2019

Gallery • Workshops •  Cabaret • Street Art • Music • Lunch + Dinner •  Fundraver party
Donation entry – all proceeds towards the mega-TAA happening in September (see below)





Temporary Autonomous Art – LONDON

2-6 May 2018

Random Artists, cohorts and comrades gathered in the Big Smoke for a freewheeling open-access art festival extravaganza. It was stressful but also rewarding, and a crazy time was had by all!


TAA London 2018 flyer front



Random Artists present 'Home'

28-29 October + 1-4 November 2017

The Random Artists collective presents an opportunity to be part of a new and themed art show inspired by the universal term HOME.

Random Artists present Home - Oct/Nov 2017

HOME is where the art is!


Temporary Autonomous Art
LONDON: 29 March – 1 April 2017


TAA London 2017 flyer front

TAA London 2017 flyer back


Random Artists present...

Random Artists present… flyer front

Random Artists present… flyer back

Random Artists present… flyer inside

Twin events happening in Bristol – May 2016!

Wed 18 – Sat 21 May 2016

Artists are encouraged to attend with their work and allow it to morph over the course of the 4 days or use this opportunity to create something entirely new in response to this context as it forms and changes around you. You're also welcome to bring something you've made just to exhibit/perform 'as it is'. Workshops, lectures and discussion forums also strongly encouraged.


The Metamorphosis team draw inspiration from the Temporary Autonomous Art crew, Black Market International. The Situationists and many others...

CALL OUT: To all you lovely creative folk...

Call out for anyone with a skill to share. We Viva La Metamorphosis! will be transforming a space in central Bristol during the 18th-21st of May. This is a creative space where ALL can get involved. An area where you can express yourself freely – be it through Art, Music, Workshops or Contemporary Modern Dance.

If you or anyone you know would like to get involved with this project please email bristolmorph@gmail.com


R A V E –  Random Audio Visual Exhibition
Fri 20 May – Sat 21 May 2016

The Island, Old Bridewell Police Station, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE.
Click here to view on Google Maps.

Flyer for RAVE 20-21 May 2016


This exhibition is a celebration of the art, music and style of the underground sound system subculture.
This is a 2 day event to show case Bristol thriving Subcultures Talents.

We will have art from some of The finest underground artists. Creative workshops and Music Workshop In the day time, check out the Facebook page for workshop times.

Evening entertainment involving junk fashion then films on the Friday followed by musical talent and dancing on the Saturday night!

Delicious Cafe in the day, Tapas and bar in the evening. This exhibition is a celebration of the art, music and style of the underground sound system subculture.

Join the Event on Facebook



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What is a TAA?

TAA is an underground festival of creativity that has been taking over venues across the UK since 2001. It was an initiative by Random Artists to use free-party tactics to open temporary arts and social spaces in occupied and often derelict buildings.

TAA exhibitions are creative spaces that are organised and constructed by the artists themselves. They operate under an open-access policy, meaning everyone is free to exhibit their work or perform.

Time-honoured art forms sit comfortably amongst digital work, sculptures, installations, films, performance and music. We encourage artists and audience to find their own level of creative involvement and believe that all of our voices are equally important.

This not only opens the doors to a no-cost space to exhibit within but also encourages first-timers and the artist within us all. All contributions are welcome and there is no celebrity here – our aim is to break free of the sterile nature of traditional galleries and instead create a space which removes barriers between art, artist and audience.



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