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  • Collect Open 2015. Photo: Juno Snowdon

Show your craft to the world

Collect Open offers an unique opportunity to individual artists or collaborations to exhibit alongside world-class galleries at Collect - the Crafts Council's international fair for contemporary objects. 

Have a look and see what previous Collect Open exhibitiors have said about their experience ....

Collect Open testimonials

"The honour to be showing work in such a great venue and with a great organisation was too good to not try to be part of and so once accepted, I embraced the opportunity with gusto! Taking part with a group of diverse artists attracted a wonderful array of visitors. It is challenging to be 'on the ball' everyday but I truly can say that taking part in every opportunity offered I got to experience so many wonderful times that have kept me motivated in the following months. Also the offers of future opportunities are still coming in."Jilly Edwards, Collect Open exhibitor in 2014

"Collect Open was a great opportunity for my work to be presented alongside the very best craft-driven artworks of our time, collectively contributing to the development of the field. The whole experience enabled me significantly to develop the meaning, structure and direction of my artistic career." Soojin Kang, Collect Open exhibitor in 2015

"Collect Open gave me the opportunity to exhibit my work in a gallery setting enhancing the quality and scale of the work. It connected me with curators and gallerists securing further exhibitions and projects.” Rita Parniczky, Collect Open exhibitor in 2015.

"Collect Open gave us a unique opportunity to launch our design research collective to a highly engaged audience of both professionals and enthusiasts. We were able to capitalise on both programme and location to gain the essential visibility and critical feedback we were looking for." Making Enhanced collective, Collect Open exhibitor in 2015. 

"We had the opportunity to meet new clients and engage with a high-profile audience who appreciate and understand the quality of handmade." Valeria Nascimento, Cristina Vezzini and Sheng- Tsang Chen, Collect Open exhibitor in 2015.