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Entrance to the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2015 on Sunday 14th June 2015 Photo by Dave Benett

Entrance to the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2015. Photo Dave Benett

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair comes to Hastings

The  Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair is heading to Hastings next weekend after a successful 12th event in London. The fair, to be held at the Jerwood Gallery, will deliver a line-up of established and up-and-coming artists who will be flinging open the boots of new and vintage Vauxhall cars to sell their original, exclusive artworks at incredible prices. Report by Semed Ama.

Expect a whimsical afternoon packed with serious art bargains, exclusive works, special editions at very special prices and vintage Vauxhall cars turned into unique installations. Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair, held annually, will be an unmissable day out for art-lovers, day-trippers and merry-makers alike.

This year’s theme is The Hand – and artists include: Quentin Blake, Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Marcus Harvey, John Cooper Clarke, Keith Coventry, Martin Creed, Rachel Howard and Gavin Turk.

All the highlights from the flagship London event will be present, plus an array of new artists and performers handpicked from the fresh scene of local talent: sleights of hand, glove puppetry, handbag slinging, hand-printing, exotic finger food, and locally sourced hand-pulled pints, delicious wines, gourmet hotdogs, and plenty more.

Pam Hogg at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2015 on Sunday 14th June 2015 Photo by Dave Benett

Pam Hogg at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2015. Photo by Dave Benett

The exhibition includes:

  • A Hastings-based print from Sir Peter Blake, the original of which will hang in the Jerwood Gallery
  • A limited edition sculpture from Marcus Harvey to coincide with the opening of his One Man show at the Gallery
  • A newly released ‘talking’ screen print by John Cooper-Clarke
  • Entertainment curated by Richard Strange
  • A live performance from Turner Prize winning Martin Creed and band
  • Fine art on nails and special hand-of-the-artist prints

If vintage cars are more likely to tickle your fancy, Vauxhall Motors is dusting off its heritage collection and will be bringing along a handful of Vauxhall Victors and a quintuplet of ADAMs for artists to use as pitches and installations at the event.

Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be taking place on Saturday 16 July at the Jerwood Gallery, Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW between 12 noon and 3.30pm. Entry £3. Visit Art Car Boot Fair for more information and follow #VACBF for the latest news.

Posted 10:12 Thursday, Jul 7, 2016 In: Visual Arts

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