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Collect: For its 11th edition, COLLECT 2014 once again presents a select offering of museum-quality works from the very best international artists in ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, wood, furniture, silverandfine metal work. Alongside its participant galleries, COLLECT continues to be at the centre of the ever-growing market for collectible contemporary objects, and has cemented its position as the best place to viewandbuy contemporary craft.A key exhibition on London’s arts calendar, COLLECT is an important sourcing ground for museum curators and discerning collectors. Each object is carefully vetted and a requirement for each gallery to show at least 15% new work ensures the fair remains at the forefront of developments in each field. For 2014, the 37 galleries – a 15% increase on last year – are working on strong curatorial themes and unique offerings, bringing together an impressive crop of new and established talent from across the world.Galvanize Sheffield and Yorkshire Artspace in collaboration with the Harley Gallery (UK) are taking seven artists to COLLECT. The selected silversmiths and jewellers include Cameron Maxfield, Maria Hanson, Charlotte Tollyfield, Alison Counsell, Jessica Turrell, Lina Peterson and Zoe Robertson.

Neil MacDonald, Chair of Galvanize says: “Being exhibited at COLLECT is an achievement in itself for our artists.   They are being given a place on a prestigious international stage from which to showcase their talent, to sell their work and present Sheffield to the world.”

Galvanize Sheffield: Is a partnership of organisations celebrating contemporary metal design and innovation, showcasing Sheffield’s thriving metal trades and traditions. Sheffield is synonymous with steel production and the metal trades. Famed for its production of steel, heavy engineering that shaped the world and fine cutlery, it is a city of endeavour, creativity and craftsmanship. Metal skills thrive here today through a community of silversmiths and designers who create beautiful and innovative contemporary designs in metal and through the manufacturing of metal products in the city. Galvanize is a celebration of the past, present and future of all things metal. It is an affirmation that investing in skills and innovation will ensure that beautiful objects, practical tools and powerful products continue to be made in Sheffield and appreciated around the world.

Funding partners: Arts Council England, The 100 Club, Sheffield International Forgemasters, AESSEAL, Macalloy, Made in Sheffield, Sheffield City Council, Sheffield
Assay Office, The J G Graves Trust, The Lord Mayor’s Office, Sheffield City Council. With special thanks to Outokumpu Stainless Ltd and Ancon Building Products for advice, support and materials.

For more information please visit Galvanize plus Zoe’s makers profile

COLLECT: The leading international art fair for contemporary objects, returns to the Saatchi Gallery in 2014 with an impressive roster of 37 international galleries, alongside seven Project Space artists.This showcase of excellence will feature contemporary objects for sale from over 400 artists, ranging from ceramics and glassware to jewellery and woodwork, cementing COLLECT 2014 as the place to view and collect museum-quality contemporary craft. The fair appeals to established and new collectors alike and acts as a perfect springboard to start cross-collecting. COLLECT was launched by the Crafts Council in London in 2004 and has since established itself as the leading international art fair for museum-quality contemporary craft, attracting both private and institutional collectors – the V&A, the British Museum, the National Museum of Scotland, the Mint Museum, USA, and the National Museum of Decorative Arts, Norway, to name a few – looking to buy exemplary work from leading artists from around the world. Prices start at £500, rising into the thousands.

For more information please visit Collect 


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Zoe Robertson showing with Galvanise Sheffield at COLLECT14 – Photograph by Sophie Mutevelian

PRESS RELEASE: Courtesy of Galvanise Sheffield