With Collect art fair returning to Somerset House this year, we take a look at the artists invited to create installations as part of the Collect Open programme, the event's platform for pioneering craft installations by individuals and collectives.
Tal Batit, Israel
Israeli designer Tal Batit first showed work at Collect Open in 2020. He returns for the 2022 edition, with his work Smile!, depicting a pop culture-inspired giant ceramic yellow smile, which he hopes will bring happiness back to visitors after a period of collective difficulty.
Amélie Crépy and Jacqueline James
A seven-metre-long stretch of woven textile forms the centrepiece of this blue-hued installation by UK-based artists Amélie Crépy and Jacqueline James. Titled The Alchemy of Blue, the custom-dyed textile installation is made from natural fibres, including wool, silk and linen dyed in woad and indigo. It is designed to reflect their concerns around the mass production of textiles.