Art Barter @ Studio Colbert

124 Colombia Road, London, E2 7RG

Mini Barter – Monsters & Masks


Art Barter is a way for artists and the public to exchange without using money. Established and unknown artists participate anonymously in the exhibitions, where only a number accompanies each work. The public is invited to make offers by completing barter forms that are displayed on pin-boards, encouraging people to think about what they have that is unique to offer, and giving everyone a chance to acquire artwork. The shows question the notion of value; how a piece can be appreciated by the viewer without being influenced by a name, title or a price-tag. Previous barters include 30 hours of French tuition in exchange for Tracey Emin’s mono-print; and a work by Tim & Sue for Gary Hume’s sculpture. You can see all exchanges here:


Nina Amber, Ivy Armour, Laura Clarke, Charlotte Colbert, Philip Colbert, Mat Collishaw, Nancy Fouts, Seana Gavin, Paul Hazleton, Polly Morgan, Elnaz Niknani, Laurence Owen, Renee So, Maria Thurn un Taxis, Laureana Toledo


Alix Janta-Polczynski, Lauren Jones