The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair Hits Folkestone
Folkestone, 2014: The UK’s most anarchic and exciting art fair takes the show on the road, and visits Folkestone for the first time as part of the opening weekend of the Folkestone Triennial on 30th August.
By linking up with this international arts extravaganza, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be adding new and exciting artists and performers to the mix of its established reputation for presenting a stellar line-up of artists, frivolity, fabulous entertainment, artisan food and high end art bargains.
Artists at the Folkestone Fair include Tracey Emin who will be creating limited edition embroidered artworks exclusively for the Fair as well as posters and sculptures with work ranging from £50 – £800. Emin will be joined by Vic Reeves, Gavin Turk, Mat Collishaw, Chris Barnes, James Unsworth, Nina Saunders, Nina Fowler, Carolyn Gowdy, Jennifer and Christine Binnie, David Batchelor, Jake Clark, Camille Phoenix, Ian Dawson and more.
The Fair will also be championing Folkestone based artists including Matt Rowe & Club Shepway, Diane Devers, Sadie Hennessy, Julia Riddiough, Heidi Plant, Nick Morley, Kyp & Simon Hollington, Sally Penfold as ‘Bayle Window’, Kate Knight and Hannah Muck
The Vauxhall Art Cargo – a specially customised Vauxhall Vivaro van packed full of art and the stuff to make it at each venue – will offer visitors the chance to get stuck in to the process as well as the purchase of art! Plus the Go Forth Plinth will feature a series of commissions by four artists – Gavin Turk, Nina Saunders, Daniel Chadwick and Julia Vogl – who have created special artworks to be shown aloft the roof-racks of a fleet of Vauxhall cars. Each roof top installation will have associated editions for bargain art hunters to get their hands on.
Taking a quintessentially British concept and turning it on its head, the Fair is famous for being the day the art world lets its hair down, coming together to fill the car park with English eccentricity, quirky ideas, incredible bargains, cool art, eclectic wares and madcap performances. It’s an art-buying frenzy from the moment the doors open offering people the chance to grab special just-for-the-day artworks. There’s something for every pocket with works typically on sale for between £10 to £1,000.
Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair founder and curator, Karen Ashton, commented, “Having established the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair as a dynamic and thrilling art marketplace as well as a thoroughly entertaining afternoon for all our art loving visitors in London, it made perfect sense to take our show on the road to engage with new audiences and new artists around the country – and we are delighted to be embraced by the Folkestone Triennial.”
Speaking about the upcoming event, Denis Chick, Director of Communications at Vauxhall Motors said, “We were keen to develop the event for 2014 and by taking the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair onto the road, even more art, entertainment, fun and British madness can roam the country. The Art Cargo and the Go Forth Plinth – a fleet of Vauxhall cars with incredible artworks – will hit Liverpool and Folkestone.”
Vauxhall Art Car Boot FairDate: Saturday 30th August 2014 Time: 12 – 4pm Address: Harbourside Car Park, Folkestone CT20 1QN Tickets: £3 – available on the door More information: Visit www.artcarbootfair.com or follow @artcarbootfair / @vauxhall for updates on artists, activities and exclusive pieces on offer this year