Art Yard Sale 2016: five great artists to watch at work
Taking over Jubilee Square on Sunday 5th June is Brighton’s very own Art Yard Sale. We’ve been given the heads up on what each artist is planning from the event organisers artrepublic. Here’s our pick of the five artists you absolutely cannot miss on the day.
Over 30 artists will be taking part, manning their own market stalls from which they will sell original artwork, take commissions and host interactive art experiences.
For any discerning contemporary art lover, this free to attend event will be a treasure trove of one-off pieces at bargain prices, as well as a unique opportunity to meet some of today’s greatest contemporary artists and watch them at work.
International street art heavyweight, Ben Eine will be creating Brighton-inspired original artworks from his stand. Rumour has it he’s got his hands on 100 Argus A-board sheets, famous for their wacky headlines, over which he’ll be printing a well-known Brighton phrase in his signature lettering style. He’ll also be taking commissions. All in all great opportunity to meet the man and bag some personalised artworks at a fraction of the true market value.
Queen of felt, Lucy Sparrow is returning to Brighton following her hugely popular felt corner shop installation that took the city by storm in 2014. Her stall will be filled with felt recreations of the typical items found at car boot sales, from curious ornaments to pre-loved cassette tapes. Look out for classics taped albums such as Bowie’s Aladdin Sane and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, which are sure to get snapped up fast.
Brighton resident Eelus specialises in stencils, paper cutting and screen-printing. He’s exhibited worldwide alongside some of the biggest names in the urban art scene, with the majority of his releases selling out in minutes. At the Art Yard Sale, Eelus will be doing live screen printing and releasing two brand new prints.
Best known for his ‘nightmare’ series depicting paint run tears streaming down the faces of various celebrities, East End artist Pure Evil will host something on the opposing end of the spectrum. From his double-length market stall, the artist will provide a space for children to get immersed in the art, collaborating on art works and keeping them entertained. Who knows, this might just be where the next generation of street artists is born.
Resin smileys, A4 vinyl stickers, Warhol-inspired jewellery and silk-screen, fluorescent and hand-finished prints will be on offer courtesy of Ryan Callanan aka RYCA. Starting his career as a creator of pub-signage, RYCA takes his inspiration from hip-hop, acid house and pop culture. With Fatboy Slim among his many fans, it’s worth going to see why this guy’s work is so sought after; you won’t be disappointed.