James Lavelle's career-spanning multi-sensory exhibit comes to Leeds Dock.

Pioneering electronic music artist James Lavelle - aka Unkle - is coming to Leeds Dock this month, as part of the Waterfront Festival.

Mo’Wax founder Lavelle is curating a series of events to celebrate his upcoming new Unkle release, including an immersive exhibition combining music and visual arts, and a live Q&A on his work and cultural milestones. The weekend will finish with a headline DJ slot by James himself, on the Waterfront Festival Stage at Leeds dock from 5:30pm until 7pm.

 Lavelle’s 25-year career has incorporated and influenced all branches of pop-culture, from ground-breaking music videos with Spike Jonze to genre-hopping collaborations with DJ Shadow and Ian Brown, as well as art, graphic design, and streetwear fashion projects.

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The “Daydreaming with…” exhibitions - previously hosted atthe Saatchi Gallery, Southbank Centre, Somerset House, and Lazarides Gallery in Soho - aim to create a unique, multi-sensory experience, unlike anything provided by museum exhibitions or music festivals alone.

“The exhibition is a collaboration between a number of very talented artists, presenting everything from paintings, videos, artefacts and film screenings.” says Lavelle, whose exhibition will represent his many collaborators including 3D from Massive Attack, Supreme, A Bathing Ape, Converse, and Nike in the form of art and rare archive merchandise and streetwear.

“UNKLE has always been a multi-sensory creative project, ranging from genre- defining music to cutting-edge visual art. It therefore feels incredibly fitting to celebrate UNKLE’s past, present and future in Leeds, with an immersive show at the cultural hub of Leeds dock. I  look forward to welcoming visitors to daydream with us.”

Daydreaming with Unkle presents… The Road. Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 June. 10am - 6pm

James Lavelle Live Q&A. Sunday 25 June. 4pm - 5pm. Exhibition space, Dock Works.

James Lavelle DJ set. Sunday 25 June. 5:30pm - 7pm. Waterfront Festival Stage at Leeds dock.


Daydreaming with Unkle presents... The Road

The exhibition will feature:

• Classic pieces from the Mo’ Wax and UNKLE archives: Music releases, art, fashion and toy


• Ground-breaking UNKLE music videos from the likes of Spike Jonze and Jonathan Glazer.

• A new Virtual Reality installation captured from ‘Daydreaming With...Stanley Kubrick’

• A unique opportunity to ‘step inside’ Doug Foster’s mesmerising new installation to

experience art at its most immersive and witness four tracks from ‘The Road: Part 1

• A pop-up store featuring UNKLE artefacts, merchandise, records and toys.

• An exclusive opportunity to experience songs and videos from the forthcoming UNKLE album.

Artists in the show:

James Lavelle, Ben Drury, Futura, 3D from Massive Attack, Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, Doug Foster, Jonathan Glazer, Ty Evans and Spike Jonze, Shynola, Nathan Coley, John Nolan, John Issacs, Norbert Schoerner

Archive merchandise items being shown:

Medicom, Supreme, A Bathing Ape, The Vinyl Factory, Mo’Wax arts, UNKLE records, Converse, Nike, Neighborhood, Fourness, Undercover, Hysteric Glamour