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  • COLLECT at the Saatchi Gallery. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects

COLLECT, presented by the Crafts Council, returns to the Saatchi Gallery, London from 8 -11 May 2015

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COLLECT is a chance to buy world-class, museum-quality contemporary craft from 35 international galleries each representing established and emerging artists. 

Alongside these eminent galleries the top floor at the Saatchi Gallery will feature COLLECT Open, a space created for artists to explore new ideas, and a preview of the latest Crafts Council Touring Exhibition I AM HERE. Over the course of the fair there will also be a programme of talks from curators, gallerists and many of the exhibiting artists.

Visitors enjoying COLLECT. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Visiting COLLECT

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Tel: +44 (0) 844 77 66 777
Ticket lines are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Advance tickets*

Book your tickets in advance for this premier international art fair and save £5 on the door price. Tickets will go on sale 1 March.

  • Advance tickets £12
  • COLLECT for two £30 - two tickets and a catalogue

Special student promotion: Visit COLLECT on Monday 11 May for only £8
Please bring proof of concessionary status with you to the fair.

*Booking fees do not apply. Book by midnight 7 May 2015 

On the door tickets

  • Standard £17
  • Concession £12

Children under 12 free

Concessionary fares are available for full-time students, senior citizens, and those in receipt of jobseekers allowance or income support. Please bring proof of concessionary status with you to the fair.

Group bookings:

Groups of 10 or more benefit from concession rate entrance of £12 per person, with the group leader receiving free entry and a catalogue.

Bookings must be arranged in advance by contacting Amy Emmerson-Martin

a_emmerson-martin@craftscouncil.org.uk

+44 (0)207 806 2520


Opening Hours:

Friday 8 May: 12 – 6 pm
Saturday 9 May: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 10 May: 11am – 6pm
Monday 11 May: 11am – 4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before close of show

Venue:

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London
SW3 4RY

Access to Saatchi Gallery

There is full access at the Saatchi Gallery via ramps to the main entrance and lifts provide access to all floors and galleries. Please phone +44 (0)20 7806 2503 if you have specific access requirements to discuss.


Travel information

London Underground
The nearest tube station is Sloane Square, just a few minutes walk away, and served by the District and Circle lines.

Bus routes
11 – 19 – 22 – 49 – 211 – 319 – 328 – 345

For the latest London travel information please visit Transport for London website. Alternatively you can text TFL to 60835.

National Rail & Coaches
Nearest National Rail/Coach:
Victoria National Rail Station is very near to the venue and serves the South of England. Gatwick Airport Express runs direct to Victoria National Rail Station. The Victoria London Underground line connects King’s Cross and Euston National Rail with Victoria. Victoria also has a National coach station on Buckingham Palace road.

Taxis
There is a black cab rank in the central island of Sloane Square.

Special features at COLLECT

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 ‘Forest and Witch’ chair using his widely-recognised floral motifs and ends with a chair that launches at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2015. Tord Boontje is designer that ‘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

Sighted
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.

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

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