It’s that time of year again! The annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is back, this time in its namesake of Vauxhall on SUNDAY, 9 JULY 2017 from 12 – 6pm.
This year’s brand-new theme, ‘The Original,’ promises to be a prime opportunity to snap up one-of-a-kind original as well as limited edition artworks all for a fraction of their usual prices. The one-day festival will take place in the streets of Vauxhall’s vibrant new gallery district with the support of Newport Street Gallery and U+I Plc, and will present an eclectic line-up of over one hundred artists who will be selling exclusive pieces from the boots of both new and vintage Vauxhall cars.
As always, the fair will give visitors the rare opportunity to see a stellar line-up of work by sought-after artists including Sir Peter Blake, Marcus Harvey, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Bob & Roberta Smith, Polly Morgan, and Rachel Howard, among others. In fact, Sir Peter Blake as well as Bruce McLean and Colin Self will be in the car park in person on the day selling originals. A must-see experience for art aficionados, the event will aptly take place just a stone’s throw from the former Vauxhall Ironworks Company where the original tiller-steered automobiles were made in 1903. The main fair will be housed inside The Workshop, a new events space on Whitgift Street.
An especially extraordinary opportunity for art lovers will be the rare chance to own a hand-finished Harland Miller print for just £300. Art on a Postcard have secured an original work by the British artist and writer of which 50 postcard size prints will also be made. Ten prints will be released online to Art on a Postcard’s mailing list before the fair and a raffle on the day will determine which lucky buyer will go home with the original!
Would-be collectors will also have the opportunity to scoop up a limited-edition Marcus Harvey sculpture. The YBA will be creating a series of sculptures of boots especially for the fair. There will be small variations within the series so each piece will be unique.
Artlyst has a special edition lenticular print by Michael Petry which they will be selling for £100 (it would retail for £280). They will be giving away 300 Artlyst branded canvas bags to the first 300 people that come to their stand.
For jewellery lovers, True Rocks Jewellery has collaborated with Gavin Turk this year. Turk has designed a necklace for the brand, which is named ‘London Brick’ and takes the typical London building material and turns it into a wearable piece of jewellery. Cast in solid silver and plated in rose gold, the brick charm comes on a rose gold chain and will be available to purchase at the fair along with other pieces by True Rocks.
In addition, there will be a range of entertainment on the day including: The Black Cow vodka bar; a vintage Vauxhall market with Mark Hill; live music, marching bands and promenade performances in the surrounding streets; a family-friendly Spirograph workshop with the House of Fairytales; a boutique selection of vintage and antiques from Bath VA, Retrouvius and the Brocant Boys; an artists’ picnic in the adjacent Old Paradise Gardens; major art prizes for the BVest Original Outfit and a pair of Tracey Neuls’ original shoes for the Best Lambeth Walk performance; a musical vintage chairs game to raise funds for ACBF charity Just for Kids Law; celebrity DJs and more.
It’s sure to be a fantastic family day out so let’s hope for a sunny day!
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will take place Sunday 9th July from 12pm-6pm at The Workshop on Whitgift Street in Vauxhall; Admission: £5
The full list of artists is as follows:
Sir Peter Blake . Gavin Turk . Mat Collishaw . Geraldine Swayne . Bob & Roberta Smith . Polly Morgan . Rachel Howard . Pam Hogg . Marcus Harvey . Vic Reeves . Kristjana S Williams . Tracey Neuls . Keith Coventry . Ian Dawson. Jane Simpson . Charming Baker . Jessica Voorsanger . Ben Eine . Camille Phoenix . ARTourist with Alice Herrick, Rachel Megawhat & Jeffrey Louis Reed . Nina Fowler . Paul Kindersley . Robert Rubbish . Keeler Tornero . Sophy Rickett . Jason Gibilaro .Misha . Richard Clegg . Barry Reigate . Jake Clarke . Carrie Reichardt . Schoony . Pure Evil . Holly Allan . Christian Furr . Original Sinners with Marie–Teresa Gavazzi, India Roper-Evans & Julia Maddison . Paul Sakoilsky . Trolley . Wilma Johnson . The Binnie Sisters . Renaissance Selfies . Bumble & Earwig . X Ray Fog . Kate Knight . James Joyce . James Unsworth . Amelia Troubridge. Carla Borel . Mr Bingo . Tony Beaver . Laura New . Colin Self . Christopher Baxter . Keeler Tornero . Joseph Gibson .Helen Pritchard . Edy Ferguson .Oliver Guy Watkins . Ivan Black . Darren Coffield . Jessica Albarn . David J Batchelor . Dylan Thomas Book Bus. Wildcat Will . Sophy Rickett . Bip Ling. Stephanie Carlton-Smith. Jessica Wilson . Silvia Ziranek. Cullinan & Richards . Cliff Pearcey . David Fenwick . Marty Thornton . Mark Jones .Kelly-Ann Davitt . Paul Hodgson . Dion Kitson . Meanmail . MLBennetDesign . Bethnal Green Working Mens Club . Charlie Evaristo Boyce .
Special single artists presentations from Artlyst . Art on a Postcard with Harland Miller . True Rocks with Bip Ling . House of Fairytales with Ian Dawson. The Idler . Cob Gallery . Moniker with Ben Eine . Insititute of Imagination . Turps Banana & Alumni . Other Criteria & Newport Street Gallery with Helen Beard & Harland Miller . Beaconsfield with Seb Patane. Worton Hall Studios with Bruce McLean .Newport Street Gallery . Alteria Arts with John Isaacs & Jake & Dinos Chapman . Jealous Gallery with Charming Baker. Resort . Flying Leaps with Inkflood’s Robert Clarke and the inimitable Dr D. Outside World. Cultivate with Sean Worrall, Emma Harvey and Quiet British Accent . The Amorist . KIN ART with RYCA & Swifty . Smithson Gallery. L-13 with Billy Childish and MANGeL PrESS
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