Collect, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, 2nd-6th February 2017
The Crafts Council’s 5 day event is now in its 13th edition and this year has a new, fresh look and feel to it. A definite must visit place for all interested in modern design and craftsmanship. There are some thirty galleries, drawn from round the world, showing various disciplines such as ceramics, glass, art jewellery, silversmithing and metal, textiles, bookbinding, wood and furniture.
The Collect Open section of the Fair is best summed up by Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council, who said “Collect Open has been an important part of Collect since 2011. It is an opportunity for artists to be brave and challenge themselves to create new experimental work. We have seen some extraordinary installations over the years resulting in career-changing moments for the exhibitors. For visitors it presents an opportunity to gain real insight into the concept and process and talk directly to the artists who are with their work for the duration of the fair.”