Collect – International Trade Fair for Arts and Crafts

Forty-five galleries and associations will be exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery in London at the end of February.

“Collect” is the only trade fair in the genre of arts and crafts that restricts participation solely to galleries and institutions. Represented are art genres such as author jewelry, studio ceramics, metal, glass or textile art. After the demise of “Tresor” in Basel, which was launched with similar ambitions, “Collect” is the only remaining European fair with this concept. Organized by the Crafts Council in Great Britain, the sales fair offers “the opportunity to discover and invest in exceptional works created by living artists during the past five years.”

Many of items on display were fabricated exclusively for the fair. Nearly half of the exhibitors come from Great Britain. One reason for this is the locational advantage, while another is the unmistakably greater importance which craft, i.e. artistic handcraftsmanship, enjoys in the British Isles. Galerie Metzger from Johannisberg, Germany is the only exhibitor venturing to London from Germany this year.

Galerie Metzger, Hans Fischer

Galerie Metzger, Hans Fischer, Untitled, 2017. Ceramic, 34 x 11 x 6cm. Photo: Hans Fischer.

Galerie SO, Bernhard Schobinger

Galerie SO, Bernhard Schobinger, Cardan Joint Ring, 2013. Steel, topaz, 5 x 3.5 x 4 cm.

Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Tessa Eastman

Cynthia Corbett Gallery, Tessa Eastman, Mint Baby Cloud Bundle, 2018. Multiple-glazed stoneware 15 x 15 x 20 cm. Photo: Sylvain Deleu.

Cavaliero Finn, Sun Kim,

Cavaliero Finn, Sun Kim Set of Three Geometric Vessels, 2018 Porcelain Largest 25 x 15 x 6cm Photo: Michael Harvey.

Collect will occupy the whole of the Saatchi Gallery for four days with 45 galleries – the largest number of participating galleries in the fair’s history – selected by an independent panel of experts, selling the work of over 400 artists. Below the galleries and institutions in alphabetical order:

Bishopsland Educational Trust, UK
House of Fly, UK
Bullseye Projects, US
jaggedart, UK
Cavaliero Finn, UK
Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections, UK
China Design Centre, UK
Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
Collection Ateliers D’art De France, France
Katie Jones, UK
Contemporary Applied Arts, UK
Korea Craft and Design Foundation, Korea
Craft Scotland, UK
London Glassblowing, UK
Cube Gallery, UK
Maison Parisienne, France
Cynthia Corbett Gallery, UK
Mint, UK
ESH Gallery, Italy
Officine Saffi, Italy
Flow Gallery, UK
Oxford Ceramics Gallery, UK
Galeria Rubén Torres, Spain
Petronilla Silver, UK
Galerie Chevalier, France
Ruthin Craft Centre, UK
Galerie Kuzebauch, Czech Republic
Sarah Myerscough Gallery, UK
Galerie Marzee, Netherlands
Seeds, UK
Galerie Metzger, Germany
Sladmore Contemporary, UK
Galerie S O, UK
Thalen & Thalen, Belgium
Galleri Format Oslo, Norway
Ting-Ying, UK
Goldsmith’s Fair, UK
Todd Merrill, USA
Hostler Burrows, USA

Alongside the galleries, Collect Open returns providing a platform for 15 individual artists to show ambitious and conceptual craft-led installations. A programme of talks will also be running throughout Collect, with a headline talk featuring LOEWE Craft Prize 2018 winner Jennifer Lee in conversation with V&A Museum Director of Collections, Antonia Boström on Saturday 2 March.

  • Saatchi Gallery
    Duke of York's HQ
    King's Road
    SW3 4RY
    Great Britain
  • Thursday 28 February:  11am – 5pm
    Friday 1 March: 11am – 6pm
    Saturday 2 March: 11am – 6pm
    Sunday 3 March: 11am – 6pm
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