COLLECT is an international exhibition hosted by the British Crafts Council which features European Contemporary craft and object makers. Hosted by the Saatchi Gallery in London, COLLECT runs from May 6th through the 9th. This show looks to be the UK's compliment to our SOFA exhibitions, and the line-up on the website makes it look like a pretty phenomenal event. Although I'll miss COLLECT, I plan to visit Saatchi Gallery after the show is over and see if the catalogue is still available.
Here is a blurb from the website: COLLECT champions craft makers from across the world and presents their talents, enterprise and innovation under one roof over four days. It provides important new opportunities for makers, as well as giving members of the public a chance to see and own something unique, beautiful and perfectly crafted. We know that a thriving contemporary arts and cultural offer is critical to London’s success as a world city. Events such as COLLECT are an important contributor to this and we are delighted to support the event.
Image:Monsieur Gaston neckpiece, 2010, by Eugenia Ingegno, Alternatives Gallery