1 Jun 2013

"Gods Own Junkyard"; a slice of neon salvage heaven!

I've always found coloured neon very seductive! Inspired by artists such as Tracey Emin and Chris Bracey, I've harboured a desire to have a light installation in my lily pad!
Hidden behind an old door in Walthamstow, in what was once a used car sales room, is the most magical grotto, stacked to the rafters with neon artworks, created by Chris Bracey; Gods Own Junkyard!
The pieces have either been made from old objects, are salvaged signs or vintage neons and props rescued from films and photo shoots that Chris has created during his career as a light artist. 
Salvaged fairground & circus lighting.
Outside is the "Yard", piled high with more old movie and advertising props...
..including giant champagne bottles used in an Agent Provocateur campaign...
"Byzantium" film neon sign has just been returned to the yard after the UK premiere
Not the usual barmaid....
More architectural signage - repaired and resurrected
Chris Bracey has been making signs for 37 years and was taught by his father how to make them. They started their careers supplying most of the signage to Soho sex shops!
I love the neon on salvaged wood and the huge retro bulbs.
A slice of salvage heaven! Now time for me to plan what neon I'd like .... 
Gods Own Junkyard is open on Fridays and Saturdays 10.30-16.00.
96 Vallentins Road, Walthamstow, London E17