This year’s fair is moving to the illustrious Somerset House, with exceptional examples of craftwork in precious metals, fabric, glass, ceramics and wood. Highlights will include James Freeman Gallery (Stand S9), which will present the work of British wax sculptor Rebecca Stevenson. Stevenson combines baroque imagery of animals and people with floral motifs that speak of life, death and opulence, treading the line between the beautiful and the grotesque.
Left: Kazuhito Takadoi, jaggedart (Stand W17). Right: Rebecca Stevenson, James Freeman Gallery (Stand S9)
If you are looking for unique jewellery, don’t miss the Goldsmith’s Fair (Stand E18), also represented here. And for elegant design, visit Gallery Wannmull (Stand S2), which will be presenting some of the most current Korean makers, including Sun-Kyeong Park, who creates delicate works from blown glass and silk. A quarter of the galleries will be exhibiting for the first time, ensuring new discoveries for even the most seasoned visitor.
British craft will be put in the spotlight with the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), who celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. The trust supports talented British makers, and will be represented by a curated display of craft scholars.
For the duration of the fair, Collect also runs a talks programme exploring design, architecture, fashion and art. Speakers include leading ceramicist Carol McNicoll and contemporary craft consultant Daniella Wells. Wells will discuss contemporary jewellery as wearable art with a panel of experts.
We can't wait for this year's iteration of Collect. Get your tickets for 2020 HERE
Thu 27 Feb 11am – 5pm. Private View Thu 27 Feb 6pm – 9pm
Fri 28 Feb 11am – 6pm
Sat 29 Feb 11am – 6pm
Sun 1 Mar 11am – 6pm
|What||Collect: International Art Fair For Modern Craft and Design 2020|
|Where||Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Temple (underground)|
27 Feb 20 – 01 Mar 20, See below for opening times
|Website||Click here for more information|