Unloved and destined for the scrapheap, Nelly Duff will be recycling old cars the best way she know how with the help of some of the worlds best street artists and they’ll all be ready for display come Lovebox.
Ben Eine is creating original artwork on steel, Matt Small will be working on a taxi bonnet and East London favourite Sweetoof’s roadworthy play on classical based imagery will prove an experience. Dan Hillier’s abstract splicing of Victoriana imagery from a distinctly British time gone by will also feature, along with Dr D’s playfully direct mode of social and political commentary, and the dream-like painting of Will Barras. These are artists of the highest calibre, with characteristically unpredictable processes. Together they will create 10 distinctly individual artworks set to steal the show, to celebrate a decade of Lovebox.
Nelly Duff will be bringing a bit of axel grease and urban debris from the very heart of East London to the area’s premier music event.
These artworks will be displayed for Lovebox’s 60,000 visitors from the heights of the trees throughout the 3 day extravaganza, running from 15-17th June 2012. Think trailing taillights, headlights hanging from branches and 10 car bonnets showcasing original artworks from the cream of the Street Art crop. These pieces will form the main focus of Nelly Duff’s hanging gallery, along with individual car parts for people to buy.
Visitors to the festival or the Nelly Duff website could win their very own ‘Art Car’, or bonnet! EINE is producing a special ‘LOVE’ bumper sticker which can be purchased for £5. Customers will then automatically be entered into a prize draw to win an original painting by EINE on a car panel.
There will be gazebo around the ‘Art Cars’ alongside striking signage for a big prize draw, visitors will be invited to sit and hang out among the cars. Nelly Duff is happy to be bringing this unique experience to the Lovebox audience, which will resonate with those who are lucky enough to witness it.
Lovebox Festival will take place on June 15th, 16th and 17th June 2012.