Now this time of year, it all gets very busy. All the shops are putting on their A/W 2011 press shows and there’s a lot to see and do. This time of year also signals the arrival of one of my favourite calendar highlights: Collect 2011.
Collect is an international art fair for contemporary objects which is put on by the Crafts Council at the Saatchi Gallery down in Chelsea, London. And it’s super. Now I love a good craft show, always have done, always will and this is the king of them all. There’s a stonkingly good array of all crafts on show (ceramic, glass, sculpture, jewellery, art, furniture, etc.) from all over the place and if you’ve the money you could be going home with your favourite piece (you lucky devil).
If the Spanish heat wave that we’re predicted to be getting this weekend gets all too much for you and you long for some cool marble-floored rooms with plenty of good stuff to look at, this is for you. Inspirational, motivational and aspirational (and I’m sure there was plenty of perspiration, though none on show) this collection will not fail to wow. Love it.
Here’s the blurb…
● Friday 6 May:11am – 6pm
● Saturday 7 May: 11am – 6pm
● Sunday 8 May:11am – 6pm
● Monday 9 May:11am – 4pm
Venue- Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4SQ
On the door- Standard ticket £15 / Concession £10