COLLECT 2020 (26th Feb – 1st March 2020)
For my column this month, I wanted to take a look back at COLLECT 2020, the arts fair which I attended last month…
Collect is the only gallery-presented art fair dedicated to modern craft and design. In its 16th year, Collect moved to Somerset House from 27 February – 1 March 2020.
Collect 2020 brings together international galleries from across the globe, each curating their own displays to sell work made in the last five years by the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers. With artists represented from over 25 nations from Sweden to Uganda to Japan, the breadth of exceptional work on show will range from ceramics, glass, metal, wood and textiles to makers working in non-traditional materials with experimental techniques.
The press release tells us:
If you want to see more of her work, check out her website.
Aino Kajaniemi (represented by Flow Gallery)
As a part of Flow Gallery, this artist exhibited a few of her weavings. They have a distinct recognisable character. More information about her work can be found on this website.
As a freelance artist, designer, lecturer and tutor (how do I narrow down that description?!) I have been contracted by numerous arts organizations to provide Talks, Workshops’ and Masterclasses’ in Textiles, Print Making and Fine Art subjects. These include branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Textile Study Groups and The Women’s Institute. Every year I teach at The Knitting and Stitching shows and exhibit with the Artist in Action stand. Currently I am building up to my exhibition at The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia, London this spring; having also written articles or had work illustrated in Stitch, Inspired, Embroidery, Selvedge, Daphne’s Diary, Prima (online), Cloth Paper Scissors and the Batsford book ‘Be Creative with Textile Art.'