Free Art Fair

 

The Free Art Fair Three at The Barbican
12-18 October 2009
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The Free Art Fair will take place for the third and final time in London in 2009 at The Barbican. The art fair where all the work is given away at the end will be the biggest best most fun version ever. For once instead of art going to the highest bidder or those who can afford it, someone who really loves an artwork will be able to have it for free. Artists participating will be asked to incorporate the idea of free into their work by making work that they always wanted to make but felt like they couldn’t.

 

Artists Anonymous Phil Ashcroft Centre of Attention Maria Chevska Matthew Collings Jimmy Conway-Dyer Sacha Craddock Stuart Cumberland Adam Dant Marlene Dumas Stephen Farthing Rose Finn-Kelcey Jaime Gili Rose Gibbs Alex Hamilton Peter Harris Pablo Helguera Russell Herron James Howard Catrin Huber Saron Hughes Lee Johnson Sayshun Jay James Jessop Jasper Joffe Sonia Khurana Peter Lamb Cathy Lomax Amanda Loomes Robin Mason Bruce McLean Hugh Mendes Alex Gene Morrison  Chloe Mortimer Stephen Nelson House of O’Dwyer Henrik Potter Harry Pye Danny Rolph Martin Sexton Bob & Roberta Smith Terry Smith Eva Stenram Matthew Stone Geraldine Swayne Chris Tosic Josef Valentino Markus Vater Edward Ward Michael Ward Douglas White Charlie Woolley & Performance Art curated by Lee Campbell and Frog Morris

This year’s fair will be the last in London.  The Free Art Fair is made entirely without any budget with everyone giving what they love or do best for free.

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The Giveaway

The Free Art Giveaway 2009. First they handed their names in. Then we drew them out the hat. 1000 people wanted art. Then they got a chance to choose a piece of art and they didn’t know what was taken and only got two tries!  Because we wanted people to take home a piece they loved not just what they could get. Then they took home the art.… It was a brilliant day.
Images by Nabi Khatibi. Many more images at The Free Art Fair 2009 on facebook
Thanks to The Artists most of all, the volunteers, Maria and Peifen, Cherry and Calverts Folk and Paulus, all the sponsors, and Katrina and everyone else at The Barbican! JJ

One hour before the forms go into the draw!

TODAY AT 4pm WE ARE GIVING AWAY 52 PIECES OF ART

GET TO THE BARBICAN BY 2PM TO SEE THE ART. HAND IN YOUR FORM BY 3.30PM. BE HERE AT 4PM FOR THE DRAW. TAKE YOUR ART HOME AND ENJOY!

Saturday at The free art fair

It’s busy today at The Barbican. Tomorrow is the giveaway. No need to queue. Just come to the Barbican between 2 and 3.30pm with your form.  We then do the draw at 4pm! I wonder how many people will come!?

THIS YEAR THERE IS NO NEED TO QUEUE!

Contrary to some reports, you don’t need to queue this year. Just come along to The Barbican on Sunday from 2 to 3.30pm…

FREE!

MARTIN SEXTON

BOB AND ROBERTA SMITH

AMANDA LOOMES

THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION, ROSE FINN-KELCEY

JIM HOWARD

ROSE FINN-KELCEY

SARON HUGHES

HENRIK POTTER

MATTHEW COLLINGS AND EMMA BIGGS

ALEX HAMILTON

ARTISTS ANONYMOUS, SONIA KHURANA

JAIME GILI

DAY 2

Here are some of our wonderful volunteers Maria and Liam!

The Opening Party Performers: This Happy Band

This Happy Band consisted of The Laughing Bear, Daren Callow, the Reverend Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, Tim Flitcroft, Calum F. Kerr, Daniel Lehan, Frog Morris, and Mr Solo  

Lee Campbell’s Careless Whisper
Lee Campbell wishes to thank the students of U.Zanotti Bianco High School, Marina di Gioiosa, Calabria, Italy and UIC Language School London.

The Free Art Fair is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Hurah, we are at the Barbican and 100s of kids are wandering around our art. JJ

Join in The Longest Chinese Whisper Ever

THE Longest Chinese Whisper Ever at The Free Art Fair opening. 

LEE NEEDS YOUR HELP to make it happen on MONDAY OCTOBER 12.
Live artist Lee Campbell invites you to participate in a very long Chinese Whisper line at the Barbican on the opening night. Go to Silk Street entrance from 6.30 for 7.00pm kick-off. for further details contact Lee at leecampbellprojects@yahoo.co.uk