Over the last few months we've had an overwhelming response from more than 20 partners and sponsors, we can’t express our gratitude enough, UNFOLD wouldn't exist without you. Thanks to everyone who believes in this project, your support means the world to us! We will make you proud :)
Now let’s do this, let’s UNFOLD...
France’s Champagne Alternative
Unfold partnered up with Eden Sparkling Wine, a blue sparkling wine. Yes, BLUE! Eden believes in tradition with a modern twist. Eden was inspired by artists like Yves Klein and we are thrilled to introduce the world’s first French blue sparkling wine as we celebrate emerging artists. We felt it was a match at first sight since Unfold is trying to challenge how we experience art and perceive artists. Eden is a tour de force as all 6 senses are engaged at once. Sparkling Eden is elegant, playful and we can't wait to see your pictures!
House of St Barnabas
House of St Barnabas is passionate about helping communities and being a socially driven charity and so are we as a festival. Unfold cares about inspiring everyone artistically. A city like London can quickly become cold and individualistic - initiatives like House of St Barnabas and Unfold are key to make sure that communities are looked after. Unfold Art Week seeks to engage, stimulate and inspire Londoners and we are proud to welcome the socially driven members of House of St Barnabas during this special week.
Vastari and Collectionair
Unfold is super excited to partner up with start ups Vastari and Collectionair as part of the new wave of start ups in the art world. The art world hasn't changed for decades, sticking to the same stuffy old ways to deal art. It's time to change and celebrate artists, not just art. Unfold has opened up the studios of the artists for its audience to get exposed to them creating while both Vastari and Collectionair will introduce new ways to experience art - virtually or while travelling to exhibitions..
Unfold Gallery Space
We hope Unfold will appeal to everyone: first time buyers, established collectors - and people who simply love art! The Gallery space will inspire, excite and fascinate. Travel on a journey through Alexandra Lethbridge's quirky and whimsical photographs, Adeline de Montseignat's tactile sculptures, Xiaowen's Zhu's quiet, profound installation - and many more of today's most compelling artists. Switch your phone off, step away from Instagram, and immerse yourself in their beautiful work.
Unfold Project Space
The Unfold Project Space is a real departure point for the art-world, where the art is hung in an immersive home environment. You can spend time in the space with a cup of coffee, a good book, a magazine...just take some time to really relax. The artists featured will be young and up-and-coming, and the Unfold team are really excited about bringing them to a wider audience. We're going to ask you to switch off your phone, unwind and breathe....
Unfold Studio Space
Our final space will be a dedicated artists’ studio, where one or two artists will be working in situ throughout Unfold. The doors will be open and everyone invited to come and see the artists at work. Sit with them, have a chat, even get involved with creating an art-piece! Talking to artists is one of the most interesting and inspiring things you can do, believe us, we do it every day!
We are delighted to announce NORR11 as one of our main sponsors for this year’s project and gallery space. With their help we will create comfortable and immersive home environments where people can spend time, relax and enjoy the art and beautiful furniture around them. NORR11 reinvent and rethink Scandinavian design to create timeless pieces of furniture. They seek inspiration from nature and raw materials, this is evident in through their impeccable use of high quality materials, techniques and forms. They successfully fuse cultures from around the world with simple Scandinavian design principles to create a different perspective on furniture design.Thanks for your support guys, we are delighted to have you!
When we asked our interior style hero Giulia Balletti to curate our spaces a few months ago, we held our breath when she said yes! Giulia has an impeccable eye and her Instagram account makes us fall in love with London all over again. Giulia runs her own walking tours for fellow Instagrammers and design lovers and was recently nominated as one of London’s Top Interior Instagram Accounts by Culture Trip .Thanks so much for working with us Giulia, we are over the moon!
Homeplace was founded on the basis that homes should tell a story about their inhabitants and we couldn’t agree more! Art and accessories are the best way to add soul and personality to a space, so we are excited to announce our partnership with Homeplace. Wendy and her magic wand will help us to create a comfortable and engaging home environment that will facilitate our Project Space. Homeplace curates and sell a considered selection of vintage, Mid Century, contemporary furniture, lighting and homeware. The idea of incorporating vintage pieces into the home as a means for a more sustainable way of living is very important to them and they have the wonderful ability to mix styles, eras, colours and textures in the most delightful way! Thanks for your support and partnership Homeplace, we couldn’t be happier!
Jesus Bacalão is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer. Until recently, he organised events for the York/ Leeds based Nez Perce Collective- a group of audiovisual leaning producers and beatmakers affiliated with Health Records. Now located in London, he hosts the Jesus BacalHour; a fortnightly programme on SubFM where he explores the experimental and inherent psychedelic nature of dub and Jamaican Soundystem culture.
His approach to the all vinyl installation mix in the gallery was to create a mercurial blend of eclectic sounds from the past; something that was sonically familiar yet otherworldly, occasionally spacious, occasionally kinetic, and often juxtaposing organic recordings with live analogue electronics.