London Art Fair

The photographs below are from the Henry/Bragg B.I.N.G.O event at the London Art Fair, which took place on Sunday 25 January 2015. The event launched an exhibition by the art duo Henry/Bragg, who have spent a year photographing bingo halls and players across the UK (photos to follow…). The purpose of the photography project was to look at the working class pastime of bingo, which falls in line with the cultural themes of their other projects. The pair decided to open the exhibition with several games of bingo which were free for all and Playing Bingo contributed to funding the prizes. The bingo games themselves were ‘performance art’ in themselves, as the golden decked tables and booth sought to hark back to the splendour of bingo in its heyday. As you can see from the photos below, a good time was had by all, and a few lucky winning players took home some original art, not to mention bacon and eggs!

Bingo Hall

Framed photograph of grand bingo hall from the B.I.N.G.O series.

Henry Bragg Bingo Butcher Prizes

Prizes provided by The Butchery.

Henry Bragg Bingo teddy Bears

Cuddly bingo teddy bears.

Henry Bragg Bingo Photographs

Photographs from the Henry Bragg bingo collection.

Henry Bragg Bingo Players

Tables full, but the dabbing goes on.

Henry Bragg Bingo Players

Happy bingo players.

Henry Bragg Bingo Hairbands

Marvellous bingo hair slides.

Henry Bragg Bingo happy Dabbers

Loving the experience!

Henry Bragg Bingo Child winner

House!!!

Henry Bragg Bingo Art

Proud possessors of fine bingo art.

Henry Bragg Bingo line called

Looks like someone has called a line.

Henry Bragg Bingo prize

Looks like someone has won a line.

Henry Bragg Bingo caller

The glitz and glamour of the calling bingo numbers.

Henry Bragg Bingo kids

Looks like someone may be getting the ‘bingo bug’.

Henry Bragg Bingo keyboard Player

Bingo never strayed too far from the music hall.

Henry Bragg Bingo card

Should have brought a dabber!

Henry Bragg Bingo young players

You don’t have to have bingo wings to play bingo.

Henry Bragg Bingo marked card

Cheat!!??

Henry Bragg Bingo Eyes down

Eyes down for bingo and art (and prizes).

Henry Bragg Bingo gold booth

A celebration of the golden age of bingo.

Henry Bragg Bingo winner

Looks like we have a winner.

Henry Bragg Bingo art

Bingo art.

Henry Bragg Bingo players

Concentrate ladies!

Henry Bragg Bingo player

One of many smiling faces at the event.

Henry Bragg Bingo smiles

More smiles!

Henry Bragg Bingo full house

Full house for a full house!

Henry Bragg Bingo young players

The next generation of bingo players?

Henry Bragg Bingo smiles

Loving the show!

Henry Bragg Bingo Child teddy bear

Aw bless! Someone won’t be forgetting their trip to the Art Fair!

Henry Bragg Bingo Child teddy bear

You can’t just give away one teddy bear!

Henry Bragg Bingo excitement

Has someone at the back won, or can’t they take the excitement anymore!

Henry Bragg Bingo roller

Good old fashioned bingo roller.

Henry Bragg Bingo caller

The star of the show commands your attention!

Henry Bragg Bingo young players

Young players loving the game.

Henry Bragg Bingo concentration

They’ve come for the fun, but a lapse of concentration could mean missing out on a prize.

Henry Bragg Bingo smiles

There are never too many smiles.

Henry Bragg Bingo win

Another win?

Henry Bragg Bingo line

I wonder what the prize for this line was?

Henry Bragg Bingo dabber

Now that’s a proper dabber.

Henry Bragg Bingo breakfast

Great breakfast prize.

Henry Bragg Bingo joy

Overjoyed!!

Henry Bragg Bingo Exhibition Launch

In all, it looks like a great afternoon was had by all.

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