Vauxhall art car boot fair ‘reboots’ for 2017


The annual Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair returned this summer with a brand new theme and location in Vauxhall, London - the birthplace of Vauxhall Motors. Taking place on Sunday 9 July, the one-day festival delivered an eclectic line-up of over one hundred artists who were there to sell exclusive pieces from the boots of Vauxhall cars both new and vintage.

Kristjana Williams poses infront of a limited edition Astra Sports Tourer

One of the biggest and most fun-packed dates in the summer arts calendar, the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair was built on the success of last year’s event at East London’s Truman Brewery. This year, though, Vauxhall’s vibrant new gallery district played host for the day, in collaboration with Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery and U+I Plc. The main fair was held inside The Workshop, a fabulous new events space on Whitgift Street and formerly home to the workshops of The London Fire Brigade.

Sir Peter Blake at the Art Car Boot Fair

This one-day art fair and festival put the public directly in front of a stellar line-up of sought-after artists including Sir Peter Blake, Marcus Harvey, Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Bob and Roberta Smith, Polly Morgan, and Rachel Howard, who all pitched up in person. The 2017 theme was ‘The Original’, so guests had the rare opportunity to snap up lots of genuine and exclusive bargains. The exuberant art fair was a pinnacle Sunday event for art aficionados, and a stone’s throw from the former Vauxhall Ironworks Company, where the original tiller-steered cars were produced in 1903.

A special commission designed by the renowned artist Kristjana Williams saw a limited edition Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer wrapped with her unique and vibrant cartographic designs.

Vic Reeves stands at a stall at the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair

Top attractions include:


  • Original and limited edition artworks created especially for the event, with the chance to barter directly with the artists
  • Live music and performances
  • A family-friendly Spirograph workshop with the House of Fairytales
  • A boutique selection of vintage and antiques from Bath VA


Don’t worry if you missed London, travel to Folkestone, Kent on Saturday 2 September.

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