International art fair for modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020

International Art Fair for Modern Craft & Design: Collect 2020 will return for its 16th edition, presented for the first time at Somerset House, London. 

About this event

Starts: Thursday 27 February 2020 9:00 AM

Ends: Sunday 1 March 2020 5:00 PM

At: Somerset House, Strand Strand, London, London, WC2R1LA

Organised by: Crafts Council

For sixteen years Collect has established itself as the vanguard of growing global appreciation for crafted objects, which are increasingly sought-after in galleries and auction rooms. With 40 galleries descending upon London – including representation for a record number of artists from South Korea – the fair is the most exciting platform to witness, purchase and commission innovative, extraordinary contemporary work by living artists.

International galleries exhibiting at Collect for the first time include: The Gallery by SOIL from Hong Kong, Gallery Sklo and Lloyd Choi Gallery from South Korea and London’s Han Collection. QUEST is also a new addition – the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust will launch its 30th anniversary year celebrations at the fair – showcasing the work of seven talented, British creatives, curated by Brian Kennedy.  Savour-faire des Takumi from Japan returns, following a hiatus, and exquisite African art will be released by 50 Golborne.

The fair also includes Collect Open, where 12 ambitious individual makers/duos have been selected to present outstanding and conceptual new work and installations on a larger scale.

An exciting talks programme includes Sheila Loewe, president of the Loewe Foundation in conversation with two Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2019 commended artists participating in a special 30th anniversary showcase for The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.

Expect to be surprised and delighted at every turn as each gallery contextualises work in room environments. Venezuelan artist, Daniel Reynolds, is also producing a dramatic, bespoke piece in his signature ceramic and glass to hang in the West Wing. Collect 2020 is sponsored by The LOEWE Foundation and Cox London.

Header Image Credit: Mimi Joung, Cavaliero Finn

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