Britain is a nation of hoarders. We keep things that have no use in the hope that one day they will come in handy for one thing or another. Only, they never do. They just fill up our garage/attic/basement with their uselessness. Artist Tasha Whittle is one such hoarder and during her ongoing residency at Islington Mill she has cleaned all she has gained in the hope of creating something new and exciting from what seemed like clutter (see the results on her on going blog www.loseandthengain.tumblr.com). Not content with her own spring cleaning, she is inviting you to lose and gain with her at a car boot sale of art, music and, most importantly, cake. The Car Booty will take place on Sunday but you won’t have to wake at the crack of dawn to get the best stuff. It starts at 2pm and will feature stalls from artists such as Lisa Stannard (clothes, shoes, posters and artworks), Lydia Meiying (tote bags, cards), Blue Daisy Café (cakes), and even musical Mill resident, GNOD (bric-a-brac, old amps, pedals and maybe even their souls). The bar will be open throughout so come down for some bargain artwork and start hoarding all over again.
Sun 7 Apr, Islingtion Mill, James Street, Salford, M3 5HP, 2pm – 7pm, FREE, www.islingtonmill.com
Image: Tasha Whittle
- John Stansfield
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- Sun 7 Apr 2013