Collect brings together 40 galleries from four continents
At a time when the world has woken up to the visionary creativity of contemporary craft, we are delighted to announce the return of Collect to London’s Saatchi Gallery for its 14th edition from 22 - 25 February 2018.
Collect brings together 40 galleries from four continents for a celebration of making, extraordinary in both scale and scope. Museum-quality works and installations from hundreds of the most talented makers in the UK, USA, South Korea, Japan, France, Norway, Italy, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden will offer visitors and collectors a multidisciplinary overview of the people, processes, materials and ideas defining international craft in 2018.
Aquatopia takes you behind the scenes of maker Katrin Spranger's studio in London as she prepares to exhibit at Collect.
Alongside the hundreds of exquisite objects on display with the galleries you can enjoy the following at Collect;
Collect Open is an exciting space for established and emerging artists to create more exploratory and risk -taking work. Selected by Jay Osgerby for 2018, all projects and installations are developed specifically for Collect and are selected on the basis of scale, concept and ambition.
Collect Spotlights, launched in 2017, are feature areas in which selected galleries highlight cutting-edge work in immersive installations.
Masters of British Studio Pottery is a special display that tells the story of ceramic art in Britain in the 20th and 21st centuries. Curated in collaboration with The Fitzwilliam Museum it features objects from both institutions collections and works for sale from Marsden Woo, Oxford Ceramics Gallery and Erskine, Hall & Coe. Artists include Alison Britton, Hans Coper, Bernard Leach, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Lucie Rie and Julian Stair. Read more here
Collect Talks features leading voices from the worlds of craft, design, fashion, architecture and art and aims to inspire visitors and encourage debate. See the programme here and below.
Collect Late on Friday 23 February from 5-9pm includes Crafts magazine's first Music Club - a talk and performance with guitar maker Alex Bishop at 6pm. Tickets are just £16 for Collect Late.
Collect Awards celebrate the very best of contemporary craft; with awards presented for outstanding displays and works at the fair. This year we're celebrating with a special Collect Awards Party hosted by chef and craft enthusiast Prue Leith. Join us for the Craft Party of the year!
VIP Access: for early VIP access to Collect become a Crafts Council Patron today. Patrons at all levels will gain entry to the fair from 3pm on Wednesday 21 February and will be the first to see and buy the works on display. Join a group dedicated to supporting, promoting and shaping the future of craft in the UK.
Collect Galleries 2018
Bishopsland Educational Trust
Collection Ateliers d’art de France
Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Scotland: Craft & Design
JAPANPAGE / CraftMeet
Galleri Format Oslo
Gallery S O
ICHEON CERAMIC by Gallery LVS & LVS CRAFT
Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair
Korea Craft and Design Foundation
London Glassblowing Gallery
North Lands Creative
Oxford Ceramics Gallery
Ruthin Craft Centre
Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Thalen & Thalen
Collect Open Artists 2018
5 things to look forward to at Collect 2018
13 LB of Love
Alex Bishop: The Speaker
Hannah Robson: The Maker
Angel Monzon: The Gallerist
The rise of pottery and masters of the past
5 international galleries not to miss at Collect 2018
Championing craft with a twist
The all-female collective empowering women
6 Makers To Watch In 2018
Body of Evidence
When textiles meet timber
Collect Papers I
Collect Papers II
Collect Papers III
8 contemporary artists you should know
Companionship and conversation
Visit & Talks Programme
Collect Talks: In Focus: Ceramics
Collect Talks: Crafts Book Club
Collect Talks: Collecting, An Intimate Relationship
Collect Talks: Lightning Talks
Collect Talks: In Focus: Furniture
Collect Talks: Collect Open Makers in Conversation
Collect Talks: Next Generation Craft