When: 27th May 2012, 12 – 6pm
Where: Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane Yard, Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street, London E1
£: 3 on the door
What is it?
The annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returns with a line-up of over 70 top artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Polly Morgan, Bob & Roberta Smith, Pam Hogg, Jessica Albarn, Pure Evil, Turps Banana, Wildcat Will and more. The event will bring together a mix of legendary and up and coming artists who will offer up exclusive and one-off pieces at the one day event which turns the traditional car boot sale on its head.
Last year’s event attracted around 5,000 visitors with queues forming the day before leading to a line-up of 1,000 people by the time doors opened. Artists themselves will sell their wares from the boots of classic and vintage cars where visitors will have the chance to grab incredible art and mingle with the artists themselves. With artworks available from £10 to £1,000, the event provides something to suit every collector’s budget.
Renowned painting magazine Turps Banana is set to return to the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair this year following their sell-out appearance last year. Their limited edition prints featuring works by Damian Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Marcus Harvey and Ryan Mosely became an instant collector’s item and sold out within the first hour last year’s event. This year, Turps Banana will present another exclusive edition of works from leading artists – guaranteed to be another hit.
This year the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is excited to introduce to its entertainment line-up the Handbag Disco in support of Just for Kids Law charity. Visitors can get their party on while they donate to charity and enter for a chance to win a designer handbag. In exchange for a £10 ticket customers will have the chance to win a sought-after handbag worth thousands of pounds. The ticketed event will see DJ’s including Gaz Mayall (from Gaz’s Rocking Blues), musician and artist Wildcat Will, performance poet Murray McLachlan Young and more providing the soundtrack to a 70’s style disco where customers boogie down around handbags hidden in cloth bags. A coveted designer bag will be hidden amongst the bags and when the music stops, grab a bag for the chance to take home a stunner. There will be a bag for each disco-dancer so no one will be left empty handed. All profits will be donated to excellent and award-winning charity.
Just for Kids Law provide essential support, advice and representation to disadvantaged young people who find themselves in difficult situations with the law.
With British cultural celebrations coming to a head this summer with the Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee, inspired designs and occasionally irreverent works from the participating British artists will no doubt be rife. More outrageous and eclectic entertainment will also be provided by artists who will offer special services as well as performance based pieces including the ultimate fun generators The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club Stage, giving plenty to amuse as well as buy. Food and drink stalls including St John’s Bread & Wine and Nude Espresso will also provide sustenance to keep visitors on top bargaining form throughout the day.
More info: www.artcarbootfair.com