The 2015 Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair, here’s what went down from our point of view…. The East London weather was overcast, raining when we got there at 8am, the lines of people waiting to get in were already around the block (it opened at Midday). We were there again this year as Cultivate, and for this day the Cultivate artists were painter Emma Harvey, stitch and word duo art duo Quiet British Accent with their Metal in the New Black, embroiderer, print maker, installationist, sculptor Julia Maddison and me, Sean Worrall. We always enjoy the Art Car Boot Fair, one of the best days of the London art year, (especially once the people only interested in getting their hands on a bargain by a big name have been and gone and rushed home to ebay whatever they’ve got, do they even care what it is as long as Tracey signs it?). Once the mad first half hour is out of the way and the flippers flipped off, we enjoyed it. We had a great day actually, the sun came out in the afternoon, people engaged, art was sold, the sixth One Hundred Pieced Piece (a piece of work made up of one hundred parts, all painted on recycled cardboard, each piece sold at £1) was engaged with, dogs joined in, (dogs were the theme this year). We were joined at our stall by London dog rescue organisation All Dogs Matter.
Here’s the day in photos, mostly from our “car boot” – the art, the people, the dogs, the day… We’ll maybe write some proper words later, enjoy the imagery (click on a photo to enlarge or to run the slide show)