A NEW exhibition at Mill Bridge Gallery in Skipton will feature art work in a variety of media by members of the international BadArt organisation.

A preview of the exhibition will be held at 6.30pm tomorrow and the show will run from this Saturday to November 4.

"The ten artists displaying their artwork are all active in the day to day political and social struggles to defend working class communities from austerity cuts," said BadArt exhibition curator Peter Harris. "They all act collectively to oppose racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.

"However their creativity is not always overtly political," he added. "As such the show has a wide diversity of ideas, mediums and subject matter."

Political cartoons, political posters to surrealist boxes, photography, banners, will all be on display.

This show will feature artists such as Jean Stockdale and Alan Hardman who have international reputations, as well as others who have exhibited in London and other major city galleries as well as those exhibiting for the first time.

But what is BADART as an organisation trying to achieve?

"Our intention is not to make just another arts organisation," said Peter. "From the start, we are anti-capitalist, internationalist and socialist in our objectives.

"The problems facing artists are as different as artists themselves," he added. "We want to link up all artists’ struggles with those of the workers movement and vice versa."