This December, we were delighted to bring the art world and our local community together through the Snowflake Kitchen auction. Collaborating with 40 emerging and celebrated artists, we auctioned a magnificent collection of ceramic Christmas decorations, to raise funds to provide hot meals and Christmas cheer to vulnerable and isolated North Kensington residents.
A flurry of snowflakes
Each snowflake was individually decorated before being auctioned online, with artists including John Booth, designer Tom Dixon, chef and restaurateur Bill Granger, artist Kate Daudy, designer and gallerist Louisa Guinness, architect Alex Michaelis and actor and Talk Art host Russell Tovey and more. It’s been a privilege to work with so many talented artists to help feed our community during the pandemic. The artists' generosity in creating these beautiful objects, reminds us of the critical role the arts play in supporting engagement, social cohesion and wellbeing.
(From top left to right: Russell Tovey, 'Snow Pride 1' - £210, Herald Black, 'Balfron' - £35, Hannah Knox, 'Pink Gingham Star' - £60, Bambi Street Artist, 'Wonderful Women One' - £65, Xu Yang, 'A Bit Of Warmth' - £110, Liz West, 'Pointilism' - £50 )
“Goldfinger epitomises why socially minded businesses are so important right now. Goldfinger has sustainability, compassion and creativity at their heart. I’m delighted to take part in this auction for the People’s Kitchen.” - John Booth
We're delighted to announce that together we have raised a total of £5,335 for the People’s Kitchen: To Your Door. 100% of the proceeds from the Auction go towards this fantastic cause, allowing us to deliver over 530 hot meals to vulnerable and isolated North Kensington residents this winter.
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in the auction, shared it on social media and generously donated. Your support has helped make someone else’s Christmas a little bit brighter.
“We're excited to be collaborating with so many talented artists to help feed our community during the pandemic. Their generosity in creating these beautiful objects, reminds us of the critical role the arts play in supporting engagement, social cohesion and wellbeing. In North Kensington where Goldfinger is based, there is significant inequality and disparity of wealth and opportunity. This is exacerbated by Covid-19 which has increased the number of people experiencing food poverty. This project shows the world that art and design can and should be planet and people positive.” - Marie Cudennec Carlisle, CEO and co-founder of Goldfinger
(From top left to right: John Booth, 'Coral, Pink, Turquoise' - £70, Bill Granger, 'Christmas Rays 2' - £100, Olga Lomaka, 'In Pink We Trust' - £100, Hannah Brown, 'Fir Tree (After Calame)' - £80, Louise Jackson, 'Star of Nature, Star of Light' - £100, Amelia Graham, 'Pink Scarf' £25 )