Crafts Council – COLLECT

Collect, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, 2nd-6th February 2017

David Reekie, 'Something to Cherish', London Glassblowing

David Reekie,
‘Something to Cherish’,
London Glassblowing

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.

Chloe Peytermann 'Papouasie HD 1' Collection Ateliers D'Art De France

Chloe Peytermann
‘Papouasie HD 1’
Collection Ateliers D’Art De France

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.”

Valeria Nascimento Porcelain wall installation 120 x 300 cm approximately jaggedart

Valeria Nascimento
Porcelain wall installation
120 x 300 cm approximately
jaggedart

 

Giuseppe Ducrot, 'Anfora', glazed earthenware, MADEINBRITALY

Giuseppe Ducrot,
‘Anfora’,
glazed earthenware,
MADEINBRITALY

 

 Hervé Wahlen, 'Coelome' , copperware , Galerie Michel Giraud

Hervé Wahlen,
‘Coelome’ ,
copperware ,
Galerie Michel Giraud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh Miller- An Absense of Noise Collection 2016 Collect Open

Hugh Miller- An Absense of Noise Collection 2016
Collect Open

 

Zoë Hillyard Celadon Vase H: 63cm D: 43cm Contemporary Applied Arts (Image credit: Zoë Hillyard)

Zoë Hillyard
Celadon Vase
H: 63cm D: 43cm
Contemporary Applied Arts
(Image credit: Zoë Hillyard)

 

Soonjin Kang - Falling 2016 Collect Open

Soonjin Kang – Falling 2016
Collect Open

 

 

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Inspiring Artists

PAINTERS’ PAINTERS: Artists of today who inspire artists of tomorrow, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, until 28th February 2017

Installation view, Raffi Kalenderian © Stephen White, 2016 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Installation view, Raffi Kalenderian
© Stephen White, 2016
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

The theme of this show is to celebrate painting at a time when painting is just a strand among the diverse array of contemporary art in other media and formats on show in museums and galleries.

Installation view, David Brian Smith © Stephen White, 2016 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Installation view, David Brian Smith
© Stephen White, 2016
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

The nine artists featured are either UK or USA based and their age range is between 30s and 60s.  Although they are not part of a school or group their very individualistic approach to painting is proving a source of inspiration to a younger generation of artists in leading art schools around the world.

Installation view, Bjarne Melgaard and Ryan Mosley © Stephen White, 2016 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

Installation view, Bjarne Melgaard and Ryan Mosley
© Stephen White, 2016
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London

These inspirational artists are Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle. Please do go and take a look.

 

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Wonderful Watches!

SalonQP, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, 3rd – 5th November 2016

The Portsmouth by Garrick

The Portsmouth by Garrick

It’s hard to believe that it was 2009 when the first SalonQP took place because it has become such a global destination for all those interested in watches and indeed new watch models and even new brands are launched at it.

L.U.C Quattro One by Chopard

L.U.C Quattro One by Chopard

 

The Laureato 2016 by Girard-Perregaux

The Laureato 2016 by Girard-Perregaux

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year’s event promises much for collectors and enthusiasts with Fears, Atelier de Chronométrie and JR Bespoke Timepieces being launched as new brands and there are new watches from Montblanc, Chopard, MB&F, Urwerk, Robert Loomes, Christopher Ward, Garrick and Manufacture Royale.

Diamond Eagle by Bell & Ross

Diamond Eagle by Bell & Ross

 

Japanese Spring by Montres DeWitt

Japanese Spring by Montres DeWitt

Tourbillon Heure Minute by AkriviA

Tourbillon Heure Minute by AkriviA

 

There are also four special exhibitions which highlight the many crafts and skills that are part of the process of fine watchmaking –  “Deep Time”, “Metiers d’Art: Art of Time”, “Travels in Time”, and Black Badger’s the “Lume Room”.

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Art in The Churchill

‘Into the Woods’, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill
30 Portman Square, London, W1

Into the Woods - Lobby area

Into the Woods – Lobby area

This is the hotel’s fifth collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery and once again a successful mixture of works adorn the Lobby, The Promenade and Montagu areas of the hotel.  The eight artists whose works are on show include Jonny Briggs, Grant Foster, Aly Helyer, Tom Howse, Nicholas Johnson, Emily Morey, Juliette Losq and Tom Shedden.

Into the Woods Saatchi Gallery Exhibition Promenade Display

Into the Woods Saatchi Gallery Exhibition Promenade Display

The hotel’s Saatchi suite has specially selected furniture from Vitra to complement the artworks of Dominic Beattie.

The Saatchi suite furnished by Vitra

The Saatchi suite furnished by Vitra

All in all it provides visitors not only with the opportunity to enjoy the works on show but also to purchase them.

Jonny Briggs - Wanting without knowing why

Jonny Briggs – Wanting without knowing why

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Watch Fair

Salon QP – Fine Watch Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, London SW1, 12th – 14th November 2015

Georg Jensen, KOPPEL Date, 32mm (ladies)

Georg Jensen, KOPPEL Date, 32mm (ladies)

Some eighty exhibitors are taking part in this special watch fair that brings the very best of watch design to London, including fair newcomers the leading designers Jaime Hayon and Marc Newson.

NOMOS Workshops

NOMOS Workshops

Among special exhibitions are Inside a Second which as the name suggest is devoted to historic chronographs and Gems of Time: The Art of Colour which is a celebration of the long-held idea of watches as jewellery with pieces by Harry Winston, Bulgari, Piaget and Jaeger-le-Coultre.

Bremont Jaguar MKII

Bremont Jaguar MKII

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The Crafts Council

COLLECT 2015, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road London SW3, 8th – 11th May 2015

Bucket Full of Light Severija  Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, 2010 Represented at COLLECT by Art-Cart

Bucket Full of Light
Severija Incirauskaite-Kriauneviciene, 2010
Represented at COLLECT by Art-Cart

One of the great attractions of this fair is the wide variety of works available – textiles, glass, ceramics, jewellery, precious metals, furniture and wood – from some thirty-five international galleries. It is an absolute must visit event as these selected images prove!

Annamaria Lieste,  Meersraunen 1 (Sea Whisper 1), 2014.  Necklace,  gold, fish scales.  Represented at COLLECT by Galerie Marzee

Annamaria Lieste,
Meersraunen 1 (Sea Whisper 1), 2014.
Necklace, gold, fish scales.
Represented at COLLECT by Galerie Marzee

While COLLECT celebrates its twelfth anniversary this year it has also become the centrepiece of the inaugural London Craft Week (www.londoncraftweek.com) so all in all a great marriage of ideas and talent.

Angus Ross,  Ribbon Desk.  Oak sourced from maker's own sustainably  managed woodland.  Represented at COLLECT by Contemporary Applied Arts.   Photocredit Angus Ross.

Angus Ross,
Ribbon Desk.
Oak sourced from maker’s own sustainably managed woodland.
Represented at COLLECT by Contemporary Applied Arts.
Photocredit Angus Ross.

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Jya-Kyung Shin,  Reunion IV Represented at COLLECT by Galeri Rosemarie Jaeger, Germany

Jya-Kyung Shin,
Reunion IV
Represented at COLLECT by Galeri Rosemarie Jaeger, Germany

Chris Antemann, Lemon Chandelier, 2014,  MEISSEN COUTURE Art Collection.  Exhibited at COLLECT by Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Chris Antemann,
Lemon Chandelier, 2014,
MEISSEN COUTURE Art Collection.
Exhibited at COLLECT by Cynthia Corbett Gallery

Saatchi Gallery

Xavier Mascaró – Departure, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3, until 5th October 2014

Xavier Mascaró  Departure 2009-2011  Bronze, iron, brass, fabric  Dimensions variable Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London (c) Justin Piperger, 2014

Xavier Mascaró
Departure 2009-2011
Bronze, iron, brass, fabric
Dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London
(c) Justin Piperger, 2014

This exhibition, which is presented by SP Koren Art, features sculpture by the Spanish and Latin American artist Xavier Mascaró. One can easily see why he attracts attention both in Europe and the Americas through his exciting experimentation in the casting of his works.

Xavier Mascaró  Couple 2013  Ceramic and Iron  38cm x 16cm x 15cm  © Xavier Mascaró, 2013  Image courtesy of the artist

Xavier Mascaró
Couple 2013
Ceramic and Iron
38cm x 16cm x 15cm
© Xavier Mascaró, 2013
Image courtesy of the artist

He has a fascination with boats as the installation of bronze and iron boats representing forgotten shipwrecks shows. There is also figural works, including female heads and “votive” like figures and for the very first time in the gallery’s history in Chelsea they are showing some of his imposing Guardians series outside.

Xavier Mascaró Guardians 2010 Iron  Each 290cm x 190cm x 125cm Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London (c) Justin Piperger, 2014

Xavier Mascaró
Guardians 2010
Iron
Each 290cm x 190cm x 125cm
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London
(c) Justin Piperger, 2014

It is a show that combines the symbolism and iconography of the past with the contemporary in style and grace.

Xavier Mascaró Masks 2014 Iron, plexiglass, aluminum, mesh, fabric  Dimensions variable Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London (c) Justin Piperger, 2014

Xavier Mascaró
Masks 2014
Iron, plexiglass, aluminum, mesh, fabric
Dimensions variable
Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London
(c) Justin Piperger, 2014

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