The first of what we really do hope will be several Art Car Boot Fair gatherings and events in seaside car parks or sunny days in King Cross this year has been announced today. The first 2021 edition of the Art Car Boot Fair will happen on-line in May, opening on Saturday May 15th. “The Art Car Boot Fair bursts into May with a special Flora and Fauna edition” so trumpets the headline this morning
“Given the nation’s tentative emergence from a locked down winter, the ACBF Flora & Fauna Edition will present an abundant celebration of the natural world through the eyes, brushstrokes, hands, lenses and visions of a dewdrop-bright line-up of invited artists. Promising to deliver all the joy of the famously exuberant art fair on a brand new digital platform, lovingly and carefully built by award-winning developers Affinity with artworld design team Fruitmachine. Expect a profusion of works from emerging shoots and re-sprouting hardy perennials (!) with floral delights, curious creatures, nature made strange and dark spirits lurking in the bushes!”
ACBF FAVOURITES INCLUDING POLLY MORGAN, PAM HOGG, MARCUS HARVEY, HI-NOON, RANKIN, SUSIE HAMILTON, PURE EVIL, KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS, SARA POPE, CHARMING BAKER AND MAT COLLISHAW WILL BE JOINED BY A HOST OF EXCITING NEW PARTICIPANTS, SUCH AS EILEEN COOPER RA, THE MASONS, MATTHEW COLLINGS, AARON BEVAN BAILEY, STANLEY DONWOOD, THE HOSPITAL ROOMS, DARKLIGHT ARTS AND MANY OTHERS.
“The festival-style atmosphere of the Art Car Boot Fair will be channelled through a Programme of the Day featuring engaging and spirited artist-led adventures and experiences. Before you buy make sure to check out the Critic’s Choice selection from Louisa Buck and Nancy Dewe Mathews; join in with a life-drawing class like no other with Robert George Sanders & London Drawing; tune in to a fascinating discussion on diversity and inclusion in photography by stellar photo duo The Masons; watch a masterclass in painting from rising star Aaron Bevan Bailey, languish in a special reading from famed gardener and photographer Isabel Bannerman from her new book Star Nosed Mole, marvel at a short film of Sara Pope’s first digital artwork, bringing her famous pop-gloss red lip artworks to digital life. And there’ll be a chance to flex your own twitchy fingers (all adults welcome) at a special version of Euan Roberts’ fantastically popular kids’ lockdown drawing class. All artworks and wares are produced exclusively for the Art Car Boot Fair.
The new ACBF Flora & Fauna event site has been built to handle the surge of the thousands of eager art buyers who flock to the Art Car Boot Fair the second it opens for business. Each artist will have their own virtual pitch featuring all of their available artworks and specially created content. There will be live links direct to artists’ studios, countdowns, waiting rooms, art drops, exclusive editions, lots of originals and a myriad of ways for visitors to get involved. The ACBF Shop will also launch over the weekend with an eclectic selection of artworks and a new range of ACBF products.
Art Car Boot Fair Members and ticket holders will receive Premium Access to the online ACBF from 10am on Saturday May 15, and, as usual, the Fair will become free and open access to all from 10am Sunday 16th May so that everyone can have a virtual rummage and buy some art right through till 8pm Monday 17th May. Expect lots of final hour mayhem, everything-must-go-price drops and the chance to grab a bargain!”