When: 9th June 2013, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Brick Lane Yard, Corner of Brick Lane and Buxton Street, London E1
What is it?
Celebrating 10 years of fun and frivolity, the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will feature over 70 renowned artists including Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Emin International, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Bob & Roberta Smith, Pam Hogg, Pure Evil, Marcus Harvey and Billy Childish. The artists will be pitching up to personally sell their original and limited edition works of art at authentically bargain prices.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is famous for being the day the art world lets its hair down, coming together to fill the car park with English eccentricity, quirky ideas, incredible bargains, cool art, eclectic wares and mad performances.
There’s something for every pocket with works typically on sale for between £10 to £1,000. Gavin Turk will present something new for 2013 plus a retrospective of all his previous Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair works, celebrating his 10 years of featuring at the event. Joining the line-up this year is classy cobbler Tracey Neul. Well-known for her collaborations with artists and designers, she’ll be pitching up alongside artist collective Le Gun and outsider art champions The Museum of Everything, both of whom have had artworks featured on Tracey Neul limited edition shoes.
Returning artist Sir Peter Blake, who has been involved with the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair since the beginning will be creating a special print to commemorate Britain’s 110 year love affair with Vauxhall Motors and the 10th Art Car Boot Fair. All proceeds raised from the sale of the 110 limited edition artworks will go to Just For Kids Law, Kids Company and Help For Heroes.
Sophie Parkin and Dick Bradsell will create a car boot version of the fabulous Colony Room out of a 1948 Vauxhall Velox. Posing as Colony founders Muriel Belcher and Ian Board they will be providing free cocktails for any that impress with their sharp wit and amusing repartee.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will release ten Golden Tickets giving ten lucky people the chance to get in ten minutes early to grab some art bargains before the frenzy begins. Also there will be a chance for undergraduate or post-graduate art school students to ‘pitch for a pitch’.
After the runaway success of last year’s celebrity Handbag Disco, the disco will be back and continuing to support the Just for Kids Law charity. Groucho Club master-of-ceremonies, Bernie Katz, will be there with some surprise celebrity pals along for Bernie’s inimitable Bingo and a special Pass the Art Parcel. There will be more celebrity DJs than you can shake a stick at and a final reprise of the fabulous Handbag Disco at the end of the day.
After snapping up cool and quirky art pieces you can treat yourself to some weird food art by Animal, Vegetable, Mineral with their sacred tarts, edible hair and inhalable bacon sandwiches, plus real bacon sandwiches and ox-heart buns from St Johns Bread & Wine. Shoreditch favourite Leila’s Shop will bring together a collection of fine produce and artisan food, and the Born Hectic Bar will feature resident Frank Sinatra crooner Michael Campari and live Piano Karaoke with Clifford Slapper. The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will be putting on a retro variety show featuring Marawa the Amazing plus special performances from Louis Eliot & the Embers and to finish, Supajam’s ‘best live act in England’ The Fat White Family.
More info: www.artcarbootfair.com