The Something Collective


We are a group of practising London based artists who meet regularly to discuss and develop work.

Through a wide range of art practices including drawing, sculpture, painting, textiles and mixed media, we find we have something in common; we are interested in producing work that speaks of something that cannot be explained or fully articulated in words.

Through this process of sharing and discussion we have developed something to show. We do this in recognition and acknowledgement that it is the viewer who provides the vital something else


Breaking Borders 2

The Something Collective are taking part in the Breaking Borders 2 art auction, raising money for Calais Refugees. You can see some of our pieces here:

There are over 100 pieces – not all by us – and you can see the online catalogue here: You can bid online. The final auction is at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub, 53 Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 4SA on Sunday 5th June from 1.30pm.

Show: Unspeakable

Superbly curated, high quality & wide ranging work.”

– Liz Ellis, [Policy Advisor, Communites and Diversity at Heritage Lottery Fund]

Our first show at 5th Base Gallery was a great success! Group curated, ‘Unspeakable’ showcased pieces from each member of the collective, with a range of works including painting, installation, printmaking, sculpture and interactive pieces.

Scroll down for pictures of the Private View and information on individual pieces.


“Inspirational, extraordinary & uplifting. Great Show.”  –  Another Diana


Really great show. Love the interactive stuff.” – E


“I was intrigued and drawn in by all the pieces, well curated.” – Helen 



Unspeakable: The Work

Something Collective Collaboration: Lucy Chapman & Esther Neslen: “The Marketing Fish”, an interactive work using ‘miracle fortune teller fish’ and the Audience Agency’s marketing profiling from the National Visual Arts 2014/15 Culster Benchmark Report


Jeejay Scott“If the unspeakable could speak……” Oil on canvas and audio recording


Litza Jansz: The Elephant is the Room” Mixed media interactive installation. Engraved steel  with magnets made from digital prints of ink drawings


Esther NeslenTexter 01” and “Exhibition“,  plaster 


Mandy Eugeniou: An Appropriate Souvenir for an Anonymous Individual”, installation, stone & gold leaf, The Mirror Field”, proposal for installation, mirror, “Hardcore“, installation, Brick & iPhone


Aitor Albo45 563MS”  Rug, concrete, wood, thread, paint and high visibility fabric



Sarika Sharma: “And I wonder if we’ll remember…“, oil on canvas


Lucy Chapman: “The Ceiling Project”, photographic print


Megan #1

Megan RedmondGrief 3“, Lithograph


Thanks to everyone who came & supported us,
The Something Collective x



Show: Unspeakable

The Something Collective is excited to announce our upcoming show, Unspeakable.
3-6 December 12 – 6pm – Private View 3rd December 6-9pm
at 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage Street, London, E1 5LJ


We all know what it’s like to live with the unspeakable.

Unspeakable has a lot to say. It shouts within us.

This exhibition is concerned with perceptions, emotions, experiences and ideas that can’t be contained, controlled, pinned or paired down by the weight of words. This, the first exhibition of The Something Collective , is an invitation to engage directly with the works on show, with their individual narratives and with the wider dialogue that emerges from their association.

Using a range of media, the artists from The Something Collective respond to acts, desires, structures and complexities that render us speechless.


Unspeakable Flyer