A leaf, #365ArtDrop18, a leaf left hanging in Hoxton, East London….


A leaf, #365ArtDrop18 – 365/2 – a leaf left hanging in Hoxton, East London

A leaf – #365ArtDrop18 2/365 – A leaf left hanging, the second of 365 artdrop pieces of 2018, one of the daily concluded paintings of 2017 painted on a piece of found recycled hardboard and now left out by a door in Hoxton, East London left there for someone to take should they wish to do so 




The 2017 One Hundred Pieced Piece for this year’s Art Car Boot Fair….


The 2017 One Hundred Pieced Piece

It has now become quite a tradition to produce a One Hundred Pieced Piece for the London leg of the Art Car Boot Fair.  A piece of work in one hundred parts, one hundred rather fast pop art flavoured paintings painted on recycled cardboard, each part of the piece for sale at just £1, and that is a very important part of the piece, the notion of art for everyone, that an original piece of art can be bought by anyone at the fair (I did get haggled down to 50p last year by one young lad who claimed he only had £1 left) and that material thrown away and heading for landfill should be re-used. And really if people are just going to throw things away without too much thought then leaves will grow on those thrown away things.

The Art Car Boot Fair happens this Sunday, this year in Vauxhall and not in Brick Lane, (don’t be going to Brick Lane).



The 2017 Art Car Boot Fair is almost upon us, and as I’ve said on these pages before, always one of the highlights of our art year, Sunday 9th July is the date, Whitgift Street, Vauxhall, London, SE11 is the place so don’t be making for Brick Lane this year, Vauxhall is the place (which is good news for regular event sponsors Vauxhall cars)

And as a participating artist it is always an exciting pleasure to be invited to take part in the Art Car Boot Fair. This is the day when art lets down his or her hair (still wonder if art is a he or a she?), always one of the highlights of the London art Calendar, and this year things are to be a little bit re-booted. The theme is “Originals” and there’s an exciting new venue down by the Newport Street gallery in Vauxhall.   This year sees a return to the event being more about the actual artists than galleries and the rule is that all the artists will be there in their car boots there to talk to and should you wish to, buy art from them, then please do….


The 2017 One Hundred Pieced Piece

Karen Ashton, Founder of the Art Car Boot Fair says, “As well as bringing an original line-up to our new location in Vauxhall, we’ll also be drawing on all the talents our exciting new locale has to offer.”

“We’re right at the centre of Vauxhall’s burgeoning creative quarter with a fantastic array of galleries, pop-ups, and established gems like the Vauxhall City Farm, MI6, Beaconsfield Gallery and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – so expect guys and spies, plus the odd Llama and lots of cool art in the mix this year! We’re also hoping for a guest appearance and contribution from the owner of the Newport Street Gallery. A special thanks to our new hosts U+I and The Workshop.”


2016 100 PIECED PIECE….

The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair takes place on Sunday 9th July at the Workshop, by Newport Street Gallery, Whitgift Street, London SE11 between 12-6pm. Entry is priced at £5.

The full list of artists as announced by the Art Car Boot Fair reads as followS: Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Mat Collishaw, Geraldine Swayne, Bob & Roberta Smith, Polly Morgan, Rachel Howard, Pam Hogg, Marcus Harvey, Vic Reeves, Kristjana S Williams, Tracey Neuls, Keith Coventry, Ian Dawson, Jane Simpson. Charming Baker, Jessica Voorsanger, Ben Eine, Camille Phoenix, ARTourist with Alice Herrick, Rachel Megawhat and Jeffrey Louis Reed, Nina Fowler, Paul Kindersley, Robert Rubbish, Keeler Tornero, Sophy Rickett, Jason Gibilaro, Misha, Richard Clegg, Barry Reigate, Jake Clarke, Carrie Reichardt, Schoony, Pure Evil, Holly Allan, Christian Furr, Original Sinners with Marie–Teresa Gavazzi, India Roper-Evans and Julia Maddison, Paul Sakoilsky, Trolley, Wilma Johnson, The Binnie Sisters, Renaissance Selfies, Bumble & Earwig, X Ray Fog, Kate Knight, James Joyce, James Unsworth, Amelia Troubridge, Carla Borel, Mr Bingo, Tony Beaver, Laura New, Colin Self, Christopher Baxter, Keeler Tornero, Joseph Gibson, Helen Pritchard, Edy Ferguson, Oliver Guy Watkins, Ivan Black, Darren Coffield, Jessica Albarn, David J Batchelor, Dylan Thomas Book Bus, Wildcat Will, Sophy Rickett, Bip Ling, Stephanie Carlton-Smith, Jessica Wilson, Silvia Ziranek, Cullinan & Richards, Cliff Pearcey, David Fenwick, Marty Thornton, Mark Jones, Kelly-Ann Davitt, Paul Hodgson, Dion Kitson, Meanmail, MLBennetDesign, Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, Charlie Evaristo Boyce.

Special single artists presentations from Artlyst, Art on a Postcard with Harland Miller, True Rocks with Bip Ling, House of Fairytales with Ian Dawson, The Idler, Cob Gallery, Moniker with Ben Eine, Insititute of Imagination, Turps Banana & Alumni . Other Criteria & Newport Street Gallery with Helen Beard & Harland Miller . Beaconsfield with Seb Patane. Worton Hall Studios with Bruce McLean .Newport Street Gallery . Alteria Arts with John Isaacs & Jake & Dinos Chapman . Jealous Gallery with Charming Baker. Resort . Flying Leaps with Inkflood’s Robert Clarke and the inimitable Dr D. Outside World. Cultivate with Sean Worrall, Emma Harvey and Quiet British Accent . The Amorist . KIN ART with RYCA & Swifty . Smithson Gallery. L-13 with Billy Childish and MANGeL PrESS.  PLUS Black Cow Vodka Bar . Counter . Bean About Town . Vout-O-Reenees Bar . Vintage Vauxhall Market with Mark Hill, Retrouvius, The Brocant Boys and many more besides….

Leaves all over the place, falling from trees, hanging on walls….


LEAVES – a series of works left to blow away

Autumn is a busy time when dealing with leaves, leaves all over the place, falling from trees, hanging on walls.

#365ArtDrops Part 311

#365ArtDrops Part 311

Last weekend more of the parts of the year-long #365ArtDrops piece went out, 315 have been left out on the street to hopefully be found and taken now.  Fifty more still to come before the year and the piece both come to an end . We read today, via the hashtag and social media, that Part 312, painted on a sample piece of John Lewis hardwork flooring picked up off the pavement in Hackney, is now on the way to Missouri, USA, we learned of this via the strangely named NoLionsInEngland (well it is social media, people choose the strangest of names), a man who documents street art.  Part 312 was hung on Bacon Street, just off Brick Lane, East London, last Sunday. Hung next to a Dscreet owl (that’s how Dscreet spells it, for once that isn’t a typo), appears the piece was found by an American participant in one of East London’s many street art walking tours.

#365ArtDrops Part 312

#365ArtDrops Part 312

Meanwhile Part 313, a piece painted of a triangular wooden off-cut picked out of a skip outside a Hackney woodwork yard  was found hanging where we had left it just off Redchurch Street, we left it there keeping some Ben Eine typography company, it was found and twittered about by a man called Jim this morning.   Part 300, painted on a recycled Dior fashion bag and left hanging down in the Leake Tunnel underneath Waterloo outside Diane Goldie’s excellent show last, was found, photographed (in a fancy looking tearoom) and, according yo yet another Twitter posting from the finder, is now by the seaside in Brighton.

#365ArtDrops Part 310

#365ArtDrops Part 310

A number of parts of the #365ArtDrops went out over the weekend, pieces painted on found pieces of wood, part 311 was painted on a glittery blue shoe box lid and left keeping a painting of the late Terry Sue Patt company outside Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane, no news on the fate of the glitter show box lid, or the pieces left by the Columbia Road flower market later that afternoon, or the piece left hanging out with Pez on Bash Street (aka Rivington Street) earlier that day. Have you got a piece?

More fallen leaves were shaped for a brief hour or two before the wind blew them off again…. “LEAVES – a series of works left to blow away

The latest carefully placed drops, part 307 to part 315, hung on the streets and left on the windowsills of East London, mostly on Sunday November 7th 2015… The end of this year-long piece of work is now in site, fifty more pieces to go before the year ends….


#365ArtDrops part 46 to 52, happened last night around East London, (First) Thursday, March 5th 2015.

#365ArtDrops part 46 to 52, happened last night around East London, (First) Thursday, March 5th 2015. 
52 have now gone out since this thing started on the spur of moment on New Year’s Day.   We don’t know what has happened to most of them, we know some have found new homes, we know one or two are still where they were left, we know one is in the USA, two in Israel, a couple in Sydenham, one in Oxford, two or three are now indoors on people’s walls in East London homes, one over in West London. So far there has been paintings on found pieces of cardboard, on pieces of wood thrown out of other artist’s studios, on old canvas paintings found in skips, on vinyl records, there’s been pieces put in recycled frames that people have abandoned, there’s a couple of beer bottles that are currently being painted on…. 52 done, 313 to go before this year-long piece of work is complete…