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Collect 2010

Fair  /  14 May 2010  -  17 May 2010
Published: 30.04.2010
Collect 2010.
Saatchi Gallery
Management:
Catherine Mason
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Intro
Relaunched at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2009, COLLECT has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. Through its presentation of work from the best international applied artists, COLLECT has become a prestigious event in the international cultural calendar gaining the respect and support of many private collectors, museum curators and galleries.
Relaunched at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2009, COLLECT has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. Through its presentation of work from the best international applied artists, COLLECT has become a prestigious event in the international cultural calendar gaining the respect and support of many private collectors, museum curators and galleries.

For galleries exhibiting at Collect:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 806 2510
Email: collect@craftscouncil.org.uk

For Press and Marketing enquiries:

For further press information about Collect please contact Catherine Mason at Calum Sutton PR on +44 (0)20 7183 3577 or catherine@suttonpr.com

Activities

COLLECT Trail, 1-18 May
The COLLECT Trail will present new work by the very best up-and-coming artists in the windows of Designers Guild, Cath Kidston, David Mellor, Osborne & Little and TASCHEN and in the outside space of the Duke of York Square. The eight featured artists are unified by their
traditional approach to their craft and each installation has been created with the retail brand in mind. 

Shauna Richardson will make three life-size crocheted baboons to form part of a tableau at TASCHEN, while ceramicist Glen Wild’s three minimal vessels, each around 80cm high, will stand tall at David Mellor. Further down the Kings Road at Designers Guild, recent RCA graduates Caren Hartley and Lisa Stockham will present new work including metalwork that takes inspiration from found objects by Hartley and sculptural ceramics inspired by the store’s well known prints and designs by Stockham. Rah Rivers will create a metre-high mosaic tree, using pieces of Cath Kidston’s well known designs for the Kings Road store and the nearby Osborne & Little window will offer an exclusive preview of a private commission by Katharine Morling of her new black and white illustrative ceramics. Finally Lucy Fergus and Clare Knox-Bentham will be presenting works within the Duke of York Square, just outside the Saatchi Gallery. Fergus will wrap streetfurniture and decorate an arcade with bright orange industrial rubber cut offs and Knox-Bentham will install a vibrant large-scale plastic illustration in the glass front of a nearby building.

Art Fund COLLECT
COLLECT 2010 also sees the return of Art Fund COLLECT, an initiative launched in 2008 by The Art Fund, the UK’s leading independent art charity, in partnership with the Crafts Council. The scheme provides funding for museums and galleries to bid to buy contemporary craft for
UK public collections. The fund for 2010 is £75,000, allowing a shortlist of curators to select significant works by artists and makers of international status. Art Fund COLLECT will have contributed £200,000 to the acquisition of craft by public collections after this year’s fair and the successful museums for 2010 will be announced at the COLLECT Private View on 13 May.

COLLECT Events Programme
Crafts Magazine will present a programme of events at COLLECT 2010, free to all visitors to the fair. Speakers will include ceramicist Jacob van der Beugel, Apollo Editor Oscar Humphries and Crafts magazine Editor Grant Gibson. There will also be a series of informal ‘booth talks’ given by noted artists plus a series of tours to celebrate the Art Council scheme Own Art that enables buyers to purchase work through interest-free loans.


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