COLLECT 2018

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Scotland: Craft & Design presents exceptional craft from 17 makers at Collect 2018.

Craft Scotland, supported by Emergents, presents Scotland: Craft & Design at Collect 2018 – a collection of exquisitely crafted statement pieces from 17 technically accomplished makers.

After two successful showcases under our Scotland: Craft & Design brand at London Design Fair, Craft Scotland is thrilled to present the work of some of Scotland’s most talented makers in a fine art context at Collect 2018.

Collect is the craft sector’s premier showcase, profiling the exceptional skill and intellectual rigour behind modern craft. The show challenges perceptions of what craft is and can be -the perfect platform for the passionate, dynamic and often unexpected craft created in Scotland.

Since its launch in 2004, Collect has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the world’s leading fairs for contemporary applied art. The show brings together the passion of collecting, interest in design and interiors with the energy of making, offering it to from around the world.

Our showcase will sit alongside 34 high-profile galleries from the UK and abroad, presented on a new interpretation of the Scotland: Craft & Design pavilion stand design that was debuted at London Design Fair 2017. Our stunning, yet understated bespoke stand was designed by award-winning Scottish design studio, GRAS.

You will discover meticulously designed furniture alongside sculptural jewellery and innovative silversmithing. Delve into striking ceramics and experimental glass, and experience tactile tapestry. Explore this curated collection of work from world-renowned established makers and emerging talent with big voices.

Organised by the Crafts Council, Collect welcomes over 14,000 visitors including international galleries, artists and collectors. You can experience a dynamic programme of events, exhibitions and free talks.

The selection panel:

  • Christina Jansen: Managing Director, The Scottish Gallery
  • Jo Scott: Project Manager, Craft Scotland
  • Pamela Conacher: Director, Emergents

Find out more about Collect here: http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/collect/

Read the full Crafts Council press release about Collect here:
 www.craftscouncil.org.uk/content/files/ZETTELER_CraftsCouncil_Collect2018_PressRelease-FINAL.SML.pdf


THE MAKERS:

Read more about each of the makers by visiting the Craft Scotland website: https://www.craftscotland.org/about/projects/collect-2018/


LOCATION:

The Saatchi Gallery aims to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

Collect Opening Times

Thursday 22 February: Noon – 6pm
Friday 23 February: 11am – 8pm
Saturday 24 February:  11am – 6pm
Sunday 25 February: 11am – 6pm

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Access
Assisted or ramp access is available at the Gallery’s main entrance. All floors have lifts and there is level access between the galleries on each floor. Wheelchairs are available upon request.

There are two blue badge disabled parking bays to the rear of the Gallery which can be accessed via Turk’s Row off Lower Sloane Street. Booking well in advance is essential. To reserve a disabled parking bay or a wheelchair please telephone +44 (0)207 811 3085.

Underground
The gallery is 3-4 minutes walk from Sloane Square Underground (District and Circle lines) and 10-12 minutes’ walk from Victoria (Victoria, District & Circle lines).

Bus
11, 19, 22, 49, 211, 319 (King’s Road), 11, 137, 211 (Lower Sloane Street).

Train
The nearest mainline railway station is Victoria. It is 10-12 minutes’ walk from the gallery.

Cloakroom
Please note that you will need to check-in large rucksacks and bags with the Gallery’s cloakroom on arrival.

Image at top of page: Collect 2018 – Highlands & Islands makers Lucy Woodley and Patricia Shone (photograph: Shannon Tofts)