Last Updated on 6. September 2018 by Simone Kunisch
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Have you heard about the Art Car Boot Fair? A truly unique Art Fair in London that takes places at Granary Square, Kings Cross. On September 16th 2018 visit the fair between noon and 6pm to buy artworks of local artists at very affordable prices. The artists are present and are looking forward to catching up with visitors. One of the artist who will join the Art Fair this year, is Sean Worrall. You might remember this name as Sean gave me an interview earlier this year. He is the one who paints on things he finds in the streets and returns his finished works back to the streets. Sean was so kind and collected all the needed information and some reasons why we should not miss this special event!
What is the “Art Car Boot Fair” in London?
“The “Art Car Boot Fair” is one of the very best days of the London art year, set up by artists, the fair is a day when art really lets down its hair, a day when you can just walk up and talk to an artist and maybe grab an exciting bargain or two.”
Since when does the Fair exist?
“Established in 2004 as an informal and unique cross of an art fair and a car boot sale, the Art Car Boot Fair has evolved into a quintessentially British event of art buying and festivity. The event is unique among art fairs in offering the public a rare and intimate interaction with the artist. From the famous to the hungry new star, each artist pitches up for the day to sell his or her work. Some of the art is exclusively commissioned for the event, and most of it at a fabulously reduced just-for-a-day price.”
What makes the “Art Car Boot Fair” so special?
“The Art Car Boot Fair is about artists with their stalls and car boots selling you their art directly, the line up is very carefully selected by the organisers, us artists consider it a big honour to be invited. The deal is, the artist has to be there doing the selling themselves, it can be a bit of a mad rush at the start as collectors rush to get the limited editions, but once the fair has been open for an hour it all settles down and you can spend a brilliant day just looking at the art, talking to the artists maybe treating yourself.
The people watching is always good, there’s music, performance, it usually ends up with people dancing, you don’t have to be buying but you can pick up an original painting for as little as ten or twenty pounds if you really explore. I bought a piece of Tracy Emin for £20 a couple of years ago.”
What artists will be present at the “Art Car Boot Fair”?
“The fair have been going for around a dozen years now, set up by artists and run by artists, expect around 80 artists and stalls, expect big names next to exciting new ones. Peter Blake will be there again, he of the Sgt. Pepper album cover and such. Pure Evil will be there screen printing away. Expect names like Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Geraldine Swayne, Mat Collishaw, Polly Morgan, Rachel Howard, Bob & Roberta Smith, Billy Childish, Emma Harvey, Jamie Reid, Charming Baker, The Conor Brothers, and quite a few more.
Expect everything to be affordable, you could easily turn up with £50 in your pocket and walk away with quite a few original exciting pieces of art, no gallery prices here! Do bring cash though, we’re out doors, we can’t rely on technology, good old cash is king, actually even if you don’t buy anything the Art Car Boot Fair is an excellent day out.”
Which artwork will Sean Worrall bring to the “Art Car Boot Fair”?
“I shall be there again this year, always a pleasure to be one of the invited artists, I shall be there with the now traditional One Hundred Pieced Piece, one hundred paintings all painted together and all for sale at just £1 per piece on the Cultivate Gallery stall. I can’t wait, we artists love being part of it, come say hello, the Art Car Boot Fair is brilliant fun for all.”
Usefull stuff for your visit at the “Art Car Boot Fair”
- The Fair takes places on the 16th of September 2018
- Doors are open between noon and 6pm
- Location: Granary Square, Kings Cross, London
- Entrance £10 + £1 handling fee. Book your tickets, find an overview of the artists and latest updates on the homepage of the “Art Car Boot Fair“.
In case you have missed the interview with Sean, have a look at the post “Meet the Londoner – the artist Sean Worrall”.
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