Following their most recent and hugely successful stint at the Old Truman Brewery in East London, the annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is heading back to 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.
For the first time this year, a commission designed by the Icelandic artist Kristjana Williams will see a limited-edition Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer wrapped with Williams’ unique and vibrant cartographic designs. Williams has previously collaborated with institutions and brands such as Fortnum and Mason, Penhaligon’s, Lulu Guinness, Christian Louboutin and the Victoria & Albert Museum.