The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is the day the art-world lets its hair down and it’ll be parking up in Brick Lane Yard on Sunday 14th June with a fantastic, (genuinely best ever) line-up of established and up-and-coming artists who will be personally pitching up to sell their original and limited edition works of art out of the back of new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
Artists including Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Polly Morgan, Matt Collishaw, Rachel Howard & True Rocks, Gavin Turk, Ben Eine, Pam Hogg, Bob and Roberta Smith, Jessica Albarn, Turps Banana with Marcus Harvey, Pure Evil, James Unsworth, Ben Eine and Kristijana Williams will return to sell pieces created just for the day. Amongst those making their Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair debut will be Rachel Howard, Marc Quinns, Lisa Milroy, Dolores de Sade, Elli Popp, Ray Richardson, Holly Allan, Print Battles, Smithson Gallery and the Soho Art Society selling their work at authentically bargain prices.
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair founder and curator, Karen Ashton, comments, “This year the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is bringing a slew of new talent into the car park, incredible performances, unbelievable art bargains and an ecstatic never-seen-before dog show to boot.”
Dog in a Boot Show
After a dozen wildly successful years we're finally going to the dogs....inviting our artists to present a myriad of canine influenced artworks amidst the art fair. All good natured dogs are welcome on leads with responsible owners and will have a one-off chance to be photographed with their owners in a car boot by artist Maria Teresa Gavazzi in a car boot and a chance to win the Best in Boot prize! Plus! Black dogs, Nodding Dogs, Sleeping Dogs, Toy Dogs, Felt Dogs, Cool dogs, Hotdogs and many more besides.
Art on a Vauxhall Car Bonnet – Live Charity Auction
Artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, Bob & Roberta Smith, Rachel Howard, Ben Eine, Matt Small and Oisin Byrne will be creating artworks on car bonnets provided by Vauxhall Motors. Bidders will have the unique opportunity to buy a completely original piece during a live auction at the end of the day, with each artist donating proceeds from the sale of their bonnet to either Just for Kids Law or The Hepatitis C Trust.
As usual the car park will be full of English eccentricity, incredible bargains, eclectic wares and madcap performances. Richard Strange's Cabaret Futura will be hosting a Daylight Cabaret with staggering singers, hilarious stand ups and unforgettable performance acts including Sarah Jane Morris, Tim Etchells, The Band of Holy Joy, Oh Standfast, Kria and Silvia Ziranek and a more surprises along the way. Not forgetting the inimitable host and raconteur Richard Strange.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is an art-buying frenzy from the moment the doors open to the thousand plus queue, waiting for the chance to grab the special just-for-the-day artworks. There’s something for every pocket with works typically on sale for between £10 to £1,000.
“The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair has a special place in our event calendar, showcasing the best of British art and for one-day only, making it accessible to anyone and everyone. It also gives us a chance to ‘fire up’ our fabulous Vauxhall heritage fleet.” said, Denis Chick, Director of Communications at Vauxhall Motors. “Whether it’s the Victor Estate, ‘droop snoot’ Firenza inspired by Concorde, or Viva HA which sold over 100,000 in only 10 months after its introduction, the cars on display take people down memory lane. People keep coming back for more and this year is set to be another rip-roaring art success.”
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair - London
Date: Sunday 14th June 2015
Time: 12 – 6pm
Address: Brick Lane Yard, Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street, London E1
Tickets: £5 - available on the door