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Collect brings together 38 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. 

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Collect brings together 38 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.

From the makers sustaining and enhancing historic craft techniques to experimental artists breaking material boundaries and pioneering new processes, Collect provides an immersive and wide-ranging snapshot of what craft means today, and a glimpse of what it might become in the future.

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Collect Galleries 2018

Collect Open 2018

Collect Open, the ever-popular showcase for craft experiments, concept-driven objects and exploratory installations, returns with a fresh selection of convention-challenging makers handpicked by acclaimed designer Jay Osgerby, Head of Exhibitions & Collections for the Crafts Council Annabelle Campbell and Project Curator for Collect Open Julia Ravenscroft. And, after its inaugural appearance in 2017, the Collect Spotlights programme returns to the fair, giving selected galleries the opportunity to present experimental works in imaginative ways that intrigue, provoke, challenge and excite visitors as they pass through the aisles.

Picking up the mantle from last year’s selector Faye Toogood, Jay Osgerby has chosen 13 makers representing the cutting edge of UK craft. From the bold abstract tapestries of Jilly Edwards and figurative embroidered portraits of Emily Jo Gibbs to the site-specific work created by ceramicist Alison Cooke from historic clay excavated from London's building sites, Collect Open 2018 provides an opportunity for contemporary makers to challenge perceptions of art and craft and gives a platform to the fresh ideas, materials and concepts set to shape the evolution of craft in the UK.

Alison Cooke
Alison Lowry
Donna Brennan
Emily Jo Gibbs
Forest + Found
Hannah Robson
Jan Hendzel
Jilly Edwards
Juliette Bigley
Katrin Spranger
Lee Borthwick
Mella Shaw
Sue Paraskeva
West Dean Tapestry Studio

Full details of Collect Open artworks and installations are to come.

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