Collect 2013, from the Crafts Council

The Crafts Council’s annual design art extravaganza Collect returns this month for its 2013 edition.

Love Garden sculpture by Hormazd Narielwalla
Love Garden sculpture by Hormazd Narielwalla

A total of 32 international galleries will be exhibiting for the Saatchi Gallery show, while the second-floor Project Space will feature 11 different artists.

The Project Space exhibitors are a diverse bunch, working across a range of disciplines – from jewellery to basketry to tailoring – although the Crafts Council says a common theme is the use of new digital technologies.

We particularly like the look of Lindsay Taylor’s fabulous textile work:

Textile work by Lindsay Taylor
Textile work by Lindsay Taylor

And Paolo Goldstein’s lamps – part-Anglepoise, part-Heath Robinson:

Headphones by Paolo Goldstein
Lamp by Paolo Goldstein

Other highlights will include work from established names such as Ernst Gamperl and Suehara Fukami and new talents such as Max Warren and Mi-Ah Rödiger.

There will also be a display of work by furniture-maker Joseph Walsh and a retrospective of Danish ceramicist Inger Rokkjaer.

For the sixth year running, the Art Fund Collect scheme will offer UK curators the chance to but pieces from Collect for their museums and galleries.

Work by Soung Chuel Park
Work by Soung Chuel Park

Curators will have just one hour to pick a single object, before presenting their selection to a funding panel.

Collect 2013 runs at the Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London SW3, from 10-13 May.

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