Collect 2014

This year’s edition of the Collect crafts fair will feature specially created new work, a talks programme and a preview of a touring exhibition marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Forms that Reveal the Absurd -1307 by Harumi Nakashima (2014), represented by Yufuku Gallery
Forms that Reveal the Absurd -1307 by Harumi Nakashima (2014), represented by Yufuku Gallery

This year’s Collect is the 11th edition of the Crafts Council’s flagship event, and will bring together 37 British and international galleries at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

The Project Space will host specially created new works from eight artists. Linda Brothwell, Jilly Edwards, Lisa Farmer, Heidi Harrington, Min Jeong Song, Wonseok Jung, Giovanni Marmont and Cleo Mussi will create works in glass, leather, ceramics and other materials.

Garniture of Nine Vases, 2013, Andrew Wicks. Represented by Adrian Sassoon, London, UK
Garniture of Nine Vases, 2013, Andrew Wicks. Represented by Adrian Sassoon, London, UK

There will also be a preview of touring exhibition Legacy: Two Works on Hope and Memory. Created by Julian Stair and Clare Twomey, the exhibition marks this year’s centenary of the start of World War One. It uses ceramics to explore scale, materials and social context, and to reflect on individual and mass human experience.

Other installations will include a large-scale paper work by Angela Fung, which will be on display in the second-floor café.

Ode to Intuicio´n Series, 2013, Juli Bolan~us-Durman, represented by Joanna Bird
Ode to Intuicio´n Series, 2013, Juli Bolan~us-Durman, represented by Joanna Bird

A series of talks and short story readings will be held throughout the festival, in association with Pin Drop Studio.

And Habitat’s Platform Gallery will play host to the offsite Space Craft exhibition, which will examine the relationship between architecture and craft.

Spheres 2014  BY Nicolas Marischael – French Craft Project
Spheres 2014 BY Nicolas Marischael – French Craft Project

Elsewhere, international galleries including Design Flanders, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art and The French Craft Project will be showing their wares.

Collect is at Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, from 9-12 May.

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