1 April 2012
by Pete Collard
COLLECT 2012, presented by the Crafts Council
Saatchi Gallery, London 11-14 May 2012
The Crafts Council has announced the exhibitors taking part in COLLECT 2012, the international art fair for contemporary objects.31 galleries will be taking part from 11 countries including Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden and China. These galleries will occupy the ground and first floor of the Saatchi Gallery and the Project Space area on the second floor will feature ten large-scale installations by individual artists with a focus on textiles and furniture.
Launched in 2004, COLLECT has become a key art fair for contemporary craft, showcasing the very best ceramic, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, furniture, silver and fine metalwork by both new talent and established artists. Artists at COLLECT 2012 include Giovanni Corvaja, Steffen Dam, Wouter Dam alongside pieces by both Olympic medal designer David Watkins and Paralympic medal designer Lin Cheung.
COLLECT will also preview the Crafts Council’s next touring exhibition Raw Craft which will explore the renewed contemporary interest in raw craft process inspired by real life material and small workshop culture.
For more information visit: www.collect2012.org.uk