Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2012
The UK’s hottest annual art fair, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, returns to the Old Truman Brewery with its 9th annual event on Sunday, May 27th with a fantastic 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 and has become a highly anticipated event on the Summer calendar.
Crowds flock to the art-packed car-park, queuing up for the chance to get their hands on one of the many valuable and exclusive pieces from the abundance of high-end art bargains on offer. Last year’s event attracted around 5,000 visitors during the six hour event with queues forming the day before leading to a line-up of 1,000 people by the time doors opened! The one day event allows artists to let their hair down and for visitors to engage with art and the artists in an informal way, and to pick up some real art bargains to boot.
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. The not-to-be-missed event is the ultimate bargain-hunting extravaganza which has seen sell-out stalls within the first hour of opening.
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.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair provides not just incredible art bargains but an amusing and entertaining line-up of activities as well. 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 up to 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 who provide essential support, advice and representation to disadvantaged young people who find themselves in difficult situations with the law.