When: 12th June 2016, 12pm – 6pm
Where: The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
£: Admission costs £5
What is it?
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will return to London on Sunday 12th June, with the theme of ‘The Hand’.
The event that sees the art world let its hair down, will return for one day only at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, with a hand-selected line-up of established and up-and-coming artists. The artists will be personally pitching up and selling their original, exclusive artworks out of the back of new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
The event will also honour the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in its own irreverent style, bringing a street party vibe to this mini festival in a car park. There will be artfully made finger food, quirky circus acts and magic tricks, and special exhibits from artists such as Christian Furr, the youngest ever artist commissioned to officially paint Queen Elizabeth II.
Offering an amazing selection of artworks and wares amidst all the fun and frivolity, this exuberant art event invites famous artists to make special works to be sold from the back of Vauxhall cars. The line-up will include Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Sir Peter Blake, Ben Eine, Polly Morgan in collaboration with True Rocks, Christian Furr, Marcus Harvey, Colin Self, Pure Evil, Mat Collishaw, and Charming Baker, amongst many more.
Visitors should expect a whimsical afternoon packed with art bargains, exclusive works, special editions at special prices, and vintage Vauxhall cars turned into unique installations. Plus a frenzy of fabulous hands-on entertainment, sleights of hand, glove puppetry, handbag slinging, hand-printing, and exotic finger food. Not to mention hand-pushed trolley bars from Artist Behind Bars, with hand-pulled pints and hand-shaken martinis.
A boxing ring will be taking centre-stage as an arena for music, magic and performance art. There will be shrink sessions on the backseat of a vintage Vauxhall with renowned psychoanalyst and author of ‘The Hand’, Darian Leader, and palm reading by Bob and Roberta Smith.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be hitting the road after the London event and popping up at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings in East Sussex on Saturday 16th July.
More info: artcarbootfair.com