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  • COLLECT 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Photo: Juno Snowdon
  • COLLECT 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery, London. Photo: Juno Snowdon

COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

COLLECT, presented by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

COLLECT is a chance to buy world-class, museum-quality contemporary craft from international galleries each representing established and emerging artists. 

COLLECT 2015 took place from the 8 to 11 May and featured 35 world-class galleries, COLLECT Open, a space created for artists to explore new ideas, special features from Tord Boontje, Caroline Broadhead and Ann Sutton, a preview of the latest Crafts Council Touring Exhibition I AM HERE and a programme of talks from curators, gallerists and many of the exhibiting artists.

Features at COLLECT 2015

This year there are three speecial features taking place at COLLECT alongside the main galleries on the ground and first floor and COLLECT Open on the second floor. 

Chairy Tales
Tord Boontje has been invited to show a selection of chairs at COLLECT that celebrate his exploration of chair design. The chronological display of 11 chairs from the last ten years starts with the Rough-and-Ready chair, which displays an egalitarian approach through its use of widely-available materials and clear instructions, includes Petit Jardin chair using his widely-recognised floral motifs and ends with the Psyche chair that launches at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2015. Tord Boontje is a designer who ‘thinks through making’ and who works across fine art, design and craft. With an established background in industrial design, Tord continues to be an innovator, constantly experimenting with materials and advanced technologies.

Triwood Chair, Tord Boontje

The rarely seen dance piece Sighted by acclaimed artists Caroline Broadhead and Angela Woodhouse will be performed daily by Stine Nilsen at COLLECT. The silent solo piece is performed amongst hundreds of ‘shards’ of mirrored acrylic. The reflections and shadows cast by the shards and Nilsen continue Broadhead’s exploration of movement, body adornment and performance which started with her pioneering works of the 1970s. Dance artist Angela Woodhouse’s highly-charged atmosphere is further intensified by the intimacy of an audience of just twenty people for each of the 13 performances.

  • Friday 8 May 12 noon, 2pm, 2.25pm
  • Saturday 9 May 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.25pm, 4pm
  • Sunday 10 May 12.30pm, 2pm, 2.25pm, 4pm
  • Monday 11 May 12 noon and 1pm

Caroline Broadhead is represented by Marsden Woo Gallery, London

Dancer: Stine Nilsen. Photo: Hugo Glendinning. Sighted (2009) was originally commissioned by Royal Opera House Deloitte Ignite Festival and produced by The Place Theatre. Funded by Arts Council England, Middlesex University, and Central Saint Martins School of Art.

Ann Sutton
There will be special exhibit, courtesy of Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, of new work by textile artist Ann Sutton MBE to celebrate her 80th birthday this year. Innovation and experimentation have always been essential to Sutton’s work since the 1960’s and her new pieces express a mature vigour and animation.

Caged 1 Acrylic paint plastic tube and bamboo on handmade paper 56 x 74 x 6 cm 2014

COLLECT 2015 catalogue

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Crafts Guide to COLLECT 2015

Our guide to the exhibitions, talks and events at COLLECT. Visitors to the Saatchi Gallery will receive a complimentary copy of the guide on entry. 

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Galleries 2015

COLLECT Open 2015

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