Carriageworks to host Inaugural Artist Car Boot Sale

95 artists to sell works in this one-day-only event, held on Sunday 1 May.

Words: Maddy Matheson

95 artists from the Greater Sydney region will participate in the inaugural CUT N POLISH: Artist Car Boot Sale on Sunday 1 May, hosted at the Blacksmith’s Workshop in the Carriageworks precinct in Sydney’s inner-west.

The brains behind this initiative are project managers and contemporary artists Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jonny Niesche and Brendan Van Hek, who have created an opportunity for artists to sell their work outside of the traditional gallery model. A variety of artists are participating, from emerging to established, hand-selected by the project managers in collaboration with a panel from Carriageworks comprised of Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Aarna Fitzgerald Hanley and Katherine Stone.

Works will be presented in a casual, market-style setting at this one-day-only event. Artists will be selling works from side projects and back catalogues, as well as current and new works. All proceeds will go directly back to artists, with the event simulating a cash-and-carry marketplace model.

CUT N POLISH will include a playful suite of speculative fetish objects from Koji Ryui, whose work is currently included in the 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at QAGOMA, Brisbane. Anna May Kirk, featured in Art Collector’s current 50 Things Collector Should Know issue, will be offering hand blown glass sculptures, vases, jugs, and cups for sale. Polish-born artist Izabela Pluta will be selling photographic prints, hand-printed silver gelatin prints, lino prints and more.

CUT N POLISH: Artist Car Boot Sale will take place on Sunday 1 May 2022 from 11am until 5pm at Carriageworks’ Blacksmiths’ Workshop.

The full list of artists and collectives participating in CUT N POLISH: Maria, Aguilera-Mendoza; Tully Arnot; Nicole Barakat; Clementine Barnes; Lionel Bawden; Corey Black; Liz Bradshaw; Lewis Burns; Kieran Butler; Sarinah Caecilia & Lingham Brown; Joanne Cassady; Armando Chant; Cheap Dirt (Hugh Black, Natalie O’Loughlin & Chanel Tobler); Cloudship Press, (Tessa Zettel & Susie Nelson); Will Cooke; Harry Copas, Remy Faint, Nani Graddon, Savanna Hopkinson, Claude Platzer & Lucy Whitelaw; Penny Coss; Brodie Cullen; Adrian De Giorgio; Dirt Witches, Tom Polo & Romance Was Born; Kelly Dolly; Kuba Dorabialski & Katy B Plummer; Sarah Edmondson; Sione Falemaka; Functional Sculpture (Michael Cooper, Paloma Gould & Tom Mason); Charlie Gates; Amy Ge; Get Kinetic (Szymon Dorabialski, Jesse Hogan, Audrey Newton, Nadia Odlum & Monica Rani Rudhar); Shahroud Ghahani; Leah Giblin; Emma Maye Gibson aka Betty Grumble; Yvette Hamilton & Sara Oscar; Melissa J Harvey; Dan Heslop & Constance Ellwood; Bianca Hester; Leeanne Hunter; Imagined by Oskar; Jude Jarrett; Freya Jobbins; Anna John; Cat Jones; Locust Jones; Alexandra Jonscher; Anna May Kirk; Tom Langlands; Jessica Leffley; Fono McCarthy; Amy Claire Mills; Lisa Myeong-Joo; Dilara Niriella; Sean O’Keeffe; Izabela Pluta; Billie Robertson; Koji Ryui; Zoe Sadokierski; Tamu Baru (Tiyan Baker & Omar Musa); Tiles Petersham, (Christopher Burton, Andriana Carney, Troy Donaghy, Marcus Dyer-Harrison, Olga Svyatova & Lois Waters);  Jenny Tubby; Wart aka Jen Waterhouse; Wiradjuri Aura, (Leeanne Hunter, Shanae Hunter & Kalia Williams); Benjamin Whealing; Paul, Williams & Min Wong.

This article was posted 7 April 2022.

Images, from left to right: Dirt Witches x Romance Was Born t-shirt. Photo: Hugh Stewart. Will Cooke, Meditation 3 (2022). Primer, acrylic on aluminium panel, artist’s frame, lacquered clearcoat. Courtesy: KRONENBERG MAIS WRIGHT, Sydney. Artwork by Sam Holt. All images courtesy: the artists.

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