Art Car Parades



More reasons to believe that cars are not only works of art in themselves, but a legitimate subject for artists who might normally not give a hoot about the beauty of industrially-wrought movement.

Walk the Plank’s illuminated Art Car Parades took over Manchester’s streets last Thursday (26th) and in Edinburgh on Saturday the 28th November.

Ben Wilson was one of three artists to be awarded commissioning money to create a mobile work of art, which joined the existing troupe of vehicles.

Ben’s ARTIKCAR (below) is inspired by a child’s wooden toy car. The Pedal Powered vehicle is made from steel tubing, it steers by leaning and uses an innovative technology to illuminate the car.

The illuminated Art Car Parades have been created and produced by outdoor arts specialists Walk the Plank Supported by Art Council England and will be presented in association with Manchester City Council and Edinburgh’s Homecoming celebrations.