As a community event and closing celebration for Who’s Afraid of Public Space?, ACCA will activate public outdoor space surrounding their gallery for the one-day-only presentation of DAS BOOT: Artist Car Boot Fair, curated by Melbourne/ Naarm-based artists Oscar Perry and Esther Stewart. DAS BOOT: Artist Car Boot Fair will utilise the format of a weekend market and car boot sale to present the work of Melbourne-based artists and galleries.
Linking to APA’s Who’s Afraid of Public Space project To The Street, APA’s Car Boot stall will present the work of APA artists, creating an opportunity to engage both the local artistic community and the wider public, as well as for APA artists to reach new audiences and to benefit directly from the sales of their work. Represented APA artists will include Michael Camakaris, Valerio Ciccone, Alan Constable, Matthew Gove, Cathy Staughton, Bronwyn Hack, Brigid Hanrahan, Adrian Lazzaro, Chris Mason, Chris O’Brien, Daniel Pace, Georgia Szmerling and Terry Williams.
Situated outside the ACCA gallery walls, and within proximity to the Melbourne Arts Precinct and wider city surrounds, DAS BOOT: Artist Car Boot Fair invites the public to consider the role of art in public space and everyday life, outside of an institutional or gallery context.