A new trend: artist car boot sales

Is it about broadening opportunities for artists in our post-pandemic world, or downgrading the value of professional practice?
Open car boot at market sale.

Just when you thought the rise in arts fairs and makers’ market had peaked, there is a new trend on the horizon: the artist car boot sale.

Defined as ‘an outdoor sale at which people sell unwanted possessions, typically from the boots of their cars,’ car boot sales have been around for ages and have a kind of ‘trash and treasure’ mentality to them.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina