Not really knowing what to expect, we headed down the road, enjoyed a tasty, free, four o'clock in the afternoon drink and got snap happy. Here are our best bits:
The first collection we saw was 'The Everybody Project', by Pakpoom Silaphan. He mostly just put Mickey Mouse ears and the like on celebrities and made cool collages out of it but we were big fans. We spoke to Pakpoom, who was chilling in the corner of his area behind his gallery people. He told us that he was from Thailand and only just getting used to this alternative culture and the idea that everyone was linked by it, which explains his work. He was our favourite person at the fair. Go Pakpoom!
The next area we headed into belonged to a guy from Paris named, um, C215. As far as we could tell he stencilled portraits onto old post boxes. They looked nice.
Next up was an American lady called Nancy Fouts. Now, we're not claiming to be experts, but we got the impression that Nancy was pretty big in the game. Her installation was sweet as. Full of taxidermy animals with plastic bags over their heads, pulling pins out of grenades. And yes, those rabbit ears are in curlers. We should probably mention her electric rocking chair too. Yeah… she cray.
There was also a dude with an awesome name, one Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, with his work 'The Penetrating Surface'. Ooo-err. Jorge makes art out of centuries-old stone. We enjoyed this girl with a gun carved into a rock. He also did Niel Buchanan style BIG ART ATTACKS. In our humble opinion, his best piece by far was this giant Obama head on the ground in Barcelona.
Here's an artist looking at his fresh paint splat. BOOYAH!
If you fancy looking at art as well, the Moniker Art Fair is free and open 11-14 October at Village Underground.