The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair

unnamed5 July 2014

12.00 – 16.00

Tickets: £3 – available on the door

The UK’s most anarchic and exciting art fair takes the show on the road, and visits Liverpool for the first time as part of the opening weekend of the Liverpool Biennial.

By linking up with this international arts extravaganza, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair will be bringing some new and exciting artists to the city as well as handpicking a selection of Liverpool’s finest artists to join the frivolity, fabulous entertainment, artisan food and high end art bargains.

Artists at the Liverpool Fair will include Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, James Unsworth, Julia Vogl, Marty Thornton, Wilma ‘Surfmama’ Johnson, Swifty, Cultivate, Scrawl Collective, Carolyn Gowdy, Alice Herrick, Jeffrey Disaster, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Nina Fowler, the Juncture. The Fair will also be championing Liverpool based artists including Emily Speed, Rose Smith, Sam Venables, Kevin Hunt, The Royal Standard featuring Rob Chavasse, Sam Smith and Joey Holder, Dave Evans, Francis Disley, Rachel Marcroft, Lil Atkinson, Double Negative, Hunt and Darton, Home Baked, Theodore Vass, Madeleine Hall and more.

unnamed-1The 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!  The event will also feature the Go-Forth Plinths, a series of car and roof top commissions from Gavin Turk and the Vauxhall Ampera, Julia Vogl on the Vauxhall ADAM and Nina Saunders on the Vauxhall Insignia. There will also be a selection of classic Vauxhall motors with boots full of art including the Firenza, Ventora, Viva and PA Velox.

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. There will be food and drinks available from Hunt & Darton Café who combine interactive performance with their service. 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.

CCP Car Park, Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 4JH (Entrance on Wolstenholme square or Duke Street) / @artcarbootfair / @vauxhall