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  • Visitors looking at glass piece by Maarten Vroliijk, represented by Vessel Gallery at Collect 2019. Photo: Iona Wolff

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The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House from 27 February - 1 March, 2020.

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Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design. Now in its 16th year, Collect has been instrumental in defining and growing the market for contemporary craft.

This year, Collect brings together international galleries from across the globe, each curating their own displays to sell work made in the last five years by the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers. With artists represented from over 25 nations from Sweden to Uganda to Japan, the breadth of exceptional work on show will range from ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles to makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.

Collect 2019. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

For 2020, Collect is moving to a striking new home at Somerset House and is excited to be taking over a large number of beautiful rooms presenting a new environment for Collect exhibitors to contextualise and curate modern craft.

In addition to the main fair, this year's Collect Open presents a platform for 12 new ambitious craft-led installations by individual artists and collectives which will be showcased around Somerset House. The annual Collect talks programme will also return, exploring contemporary craft with leading voices from the worlds of craft, design, architecture, fashion and art. Access to the Talks Programme is included with any purchased ticket.

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Node in 3 by Claire Lindner, represented by Collection Ateliers D’Art De France at Collect 2019. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Plan Your Visit

Collect: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design
Thursday 27 February - Sunday 1 March 2020

Venue:
Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
+44 (0)20 7845 4600

Opening Times:

Thu 27 Feb: 11.00-17.00
Private View Thu 27 Feb: 18.00-21.00

Fri 28 Feb: 11.00-18.00

Sat 29 Feb: 11.00-18.00

Sun 1 Mar: 11.00-18.00


Getting to Somerset House:

By London Underground
Nearest stations:
Temple (Circle & District lines; 250 metres, 5-minute walk)
Covent Garden (Piccadilly line; 650m, 8min)
Charing Cross (Bakerloo & Northern lines; 700m, 10min)
Embankment (Circle & District lines; 700m, 10min)

By rail
Nearest stations:
Charing Cross (700m, 10min)
Blackfriars (1km, 13min)
Waterloo (1km, 13min)

By bus
Buses 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1 and X68 all pass along the Strand and/or Aldwych, stopping within 100-200 metres of Somerset House.

By river
River Bus Services RB1, RB2 and RB6 all stop at Embankment Pier, roughly 600 metres from Somerset House.

By bicycle
There are bike stands on the Strand, Aldwych and Victoria Embankment, close to Somerset House. Please note that there is no bike parking in The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court or within Somerset House itself, and all bikes attached to our buildings or railings will be removed
There are several Santander Cycles docking stations near Somerset House.

By car
There’s no car parking at Somerset House, and very little on-street parking nearby. The closest car park is on Parker Street, WC2B 5NT. Our Accessibility page contains details of accessible parking for Blue Badge-holders.
Somerset House sits within the Congestion Charge zone.


Accessibility:

All information about accessibility at Somerset House can be found here.


 

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