When: 16th September 2018, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA
£: Admission to the main fair costs £10 from 12pm to 3pm, £5 from 3pm to 5pm, and free after 5pm. Entry to the Art Cycle Basket Fair is free with a ticket to the main fair, or £5 for a standalone ticket, which also allows entry to the main fair for free after 3pm.
What is it?
The Art Car Boot Fair will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year with the launch of a new event, the Art Cycle Basket Fair.
The Art Cycle Basket Fair will run in an adjacent space to the main fair and involve artists bringing everything they need by bicycle, cargo bike or electric bike. The fair will feature work by the art stars of the future, many of whom have been recommended by Art Car Boot Fair veterans such as Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard and Mat Collishaw.
Both fairs will take place at Granary Square in King’s Cross on Sunday 16th September, on and around the piazza outside Central Saint Martins college of art.
All of the artists will be personally pitching up and selling their original, exclusive artworks – at just-for-the-day prices – from the back of cars, from stalls and from bicycle panniers, baskets and trailers. The theme of the main fair will be The Cross.
Santander will be providing three of its de-commissioned Santander Cycles to be dressed for the event by recent graduates of University of the Arts London. Ed Eustace’s bicycle will be sprayed gold and adorned with plaster cast animal-based sculptures; including a centrepiece of an octopus emerging from a gramophone. Blake O’Donnell will festoon his bike with artificial flowers, while Iranian-born Nazanin Moradi will decorate hers with vibrantly patterned paint and cloth elements.
Expect plenty of oddball cycle-powered activities, piano players and performers during the day.
The event will also launch Art of the DJ, in collaboration with the Black Door Agency; presenting Andy Weatherall, who will be DJ-ing and selling his exclusive 12”s and woodcuts, Justin Robertson, a live DJ show from Kevin Rowland (of Dexys Midnight Runners’ fame), and rounding off with Miranda Sawyer and Lulu Levan.
The artist line-up for this year’s fair includes Jessica Albarn, Mr Bingo, Sir Peter Blake, Dan Chilcott’s Knitted Swimsuit Dance Troupe, The Misfortune Teller, Sadie Hennessy, Paul Hodgson, Mustufa Hulusi, Hayden Kays, Polly Morgan, Pure Evil, Bob and Roberta Smith, Gavin Turk and Minnie Weisz.
There will also be special single artist presentations including Art on a Postcard, House of Fairytales, L-13 with Billy Childish and Jamie Reid, and True Rocks.
More info: www.artcarbootfair.com