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  • Theis Lorentzen represented by Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Exhibit at Collect 2020

Gallery applications welcome

Thank you for your interest in Collect 2020.  If you wish to be considered to be a part of this exceptional fair and are a UK/International gallery, dealer or registered group, you are eligible to apply*.

Gallery applications for Collect 2020 are now closed.

If you would like to speak to one of the team about exhibiting at Collect please contact us on collect@craftscouncil.org.uk

Collect 2020 At Somerset House

For over 15 years Collect has been instrumental in defining and growing the market place for international collectable craft. 

In 2020 Collect will be moving to its new London home Somerset House. With growth in the fair and the opportunity to host Collect in stunning surroundings, Somerset House offers a particularly exciting new venue for the fair. 

Brought to you by the Crafts Council, the leading authority on craft in the UK, Collect is passionate about supporting specialist galleries -worldwide- who bring to the fair a careful selection of their artists working with a broad range of materials.

Collect’s focus is on the truly contemporary and as such encourages galleries to commission new bodies of work especially for the fair. To maximise on commercial success for exhibitors, Collect is strategically positioned at the start of the international cultural calendar. 

Every year it attracts a high-net-worth purchasing audience of art consultants, interiors specialists, collectors, museum curators, design practitioners and a culturally educated wider public. Read here the market report of Collect 2019 and an overview of benefits of exhibiting at the fair.

“Today, Collect finds itself in the vanguard of growing global appreciation for crafted objects, which are increasingly sought-after in galleries and auction rooms.” - Financial Times/How to spend it

“Fantastic press, very good clients, educated, interested in the work, with the ability to purchase.” - Todd Merrill Studio

Collect Open 2020 (*Artists cannot apply independently for a gallery space but can apply through this programme)

Collect Open offers a unique opportunity to individual artists or collaborations to exhibit alongside world-class galleries at Collect.  The Collect Open platform was created for artists to represent themselves through an original body of work made specifically for the fair. It shines a light on individual makers and collaborations, providing them with a platform to break free from the usual constraints of their practice and creatively experiment.

Applications for Collect Open 2020 are now closed.  If you would like to be kept informed of Crafts Council opportunities and news including Collect Open please sign up to our newsletter here.

Collect 2019 Left: Gallery S O, right: Todd Merrill Studio. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian