Saturday 16 March sees a spectacular fundraising drive, ‘The Big Bamboozle’ at Camden Arts Centre, London as, for one afternoon and evening only, the entire building and garden will be transformed into the studio and bohemian seaside home of a certain Finchley Arkwright-Keslake-Essendine (F.A.K.E), ‘one of the greatest, but most overlooked, female artists of the 20th century’.
This ‘pioneering yet largely unknown modernist’ will be auctioning off the contents of her studio, including mementoes of famous friends and rivals down the decades, as well as a staggering collection of ‘Mimicist’ artworks. During the day there will be family activities, stalls, food and workshops for you to enjoy ans then come evening the goings on will turn into a ticketed event that will feature special performances in the artist’s exclusive salon. Foodie favourites Street Feast will also be on hand to provide delicious snacks and meals.
The Big Bamboozle is in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund and writer Sally O’Reilly, will help Camden Arts Centre raise an ambitious £100,000 to support the artist residency programme.
Throughout the afternoon there will be life drawing, tips on restoration, still life techniques, beauty treatments, delicious food and gossip. Further details and bookings at www.thebigbamboozle.org
At dusk Camden Arts Centre will be transformed into a glamorous bohemian home and seaside haunt, hosting an evening of art and salty excess. Supper, promenade performances by Jefford Horrigan, the Dolly Mixtures and others, and an auction of all the Mimicist artworks make up this magical evening. Tickets cost £99 each.
Cornelia Parker Anna Barriball Emma Hart
Edwina Ashton William Cobbing Simon Faithfull
Margarita Gluzberg William Hunt Melanie Jackson
Hilary Koob-Sassen Serena Korda Milly Thompson
Francis Upritchard Dave Austen David Batchelor
Goshka Macuga Richard Wentworth
Saturday 16 March 2013
2-5pm Free Entry,
Donations towards each activity support Camden’s residency programme
7pm till late evening event: tickets £99
Camden Arts Centre, London, NW3 6DG