Collect 2019. The International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design
28 Feb 2019 – 3 Mar 2019
The 15th edition introduces a magnificent showcase of modern craft staged by 40 leading galleries across ceramics, jewellery, glass, metal, wood and textiles and makers working in nontraditional materials with experimental techniques.
Presented by the Crafts Council, Collect offers an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy exceptional contemporary craft with most works produced exclusively for the Fair.
Collect Open will also return and provides a platform for 15 presentations of ambitious and conceptual craft-led installations.
It's refined setting, filling all three floors of the Saatchi Gallery is designed to inspire collectors, art consultants, museum experts, interiors specialists, design practitioners and the public, making Collect the only fair of its kind.
Talented Art Fair 2019
1 Mar 2019 – 3 Mar 2019
The Old Truman Brewery
Since the Talented Art Fair burst onto the London's art scene in 2017, with a sold out crowd and display of 100 gallery level & award winning artists, it has fast become one of the most successful independent art fairs in London.
The organisers Lemon Art who are also the founders of the highly popular New Artist Fair, bring their team and knowledge and 8 year history of buyers with them to ensure this exciting new event continues to be a real success for both the art collectors and exhibiting artists.
Talented 2019 brings a plethora of the most talented and sought after contemporary artists who are currently making serious waves in the art world today. Exhibiting artists include Sky Arts, Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 Finalist John Ball, Art Gemini 2018 Overall Winner Lubna Speitan, re-exhibiting Professional artist Oliver Winconek who was featured on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2017 and has exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery and Royal Academy, multiple award winning Photographic Artist Marcus Jake, and a large variety of contemporary talented artists, most of whom either have a Degree/Masters in their specified field or are gallery represented, professional artists or a combination of all of those attributes and qualifications.
Rose ENGLISH: Form, Feminisms, Femininities
1 Mar 2019 – 13 Apr 2019
'Form, Feminisms, Femininities' is Rose ENGLISH's first solo exhibition with Richard Saltoun Gallery. The exhibition shines light on two moments from the early stages of the artist's career, beginning with her experimentation with emergent processes and materials as a young artist in the early 1970s and culminating with a focus on her 1983 performance Plato's Chair, a work that marked an important turning point in English's extensive interdisciplinary practice. The exhibition will present for the first time several early works in photography, ceramics, collage and performance to camera, providing a unique opportunity to more fully engage with different aspects of the artist’s work.
Franz West: Indoor Sculpture
1 Mar 2019 – 7 Jun 2019
Omer Tiroche Gallery
Internationally celebrated for his humorous and playfully ambiguous sculptures, Franz West revolutionised the concept of sculpture through his pioneering efforts that explored the relationship between art and the viewer. West was heavily influenced by various performance art movements of the 1960s, including the Viennese Actionists, which he reinterpreted into his interactive papier-mâché Adaptives series. With this breakout body of work, West redefined the spectator’s experience with sculpture by creating an active dialogue between the two. Believing that art should have a function, West’s sculptures are both physically and intellectually immersive for the viewer, and it is through his experimental and innovative use of form, materials, language, and colour that West set a new precedent for sculpture from the second half of the twentieth century.
Victoria Rance Otherworld
1 Mar 2019 – 10 Mar 2019
White Box Gallery
In 'Otherworld', a series started in 2015, award winning artist Victoria Rance will be imagining Blackheath as it once was, and could be once again if it were re-inhabited by its lost creatures and local spirits. She looks at the connections between humans, animals and nature and creates tiny detailed pewter characters from her imagination and mythology, setting them in tableaux scenes.
Responding to the location and the time of the mad March hare, Rance is also showing a new series of talismanic sculptures based on The Three Hares, an ancient archetypal symbol. She sees the motif as a way of honouring our precious declining wildlife, as well as being a helpful counter to the conflicted and binary splitting of current world views.
28 Feb 2019 – 6 Apr 2019
Gazelli Art House
A group show of works by Pauline Boty, Niyaz Najafov and Markus Martinovitch exploring the artists’ diverse cultural backgrounds and the worlds they occupy.
Covering three different epochs and ages, these artists highlight the role of art in their lives from socio-political tools to forms of therapy and shared struggles towards meaning.
“Silver Lining is about the enduring way art transforms both the lives of the artists and the viewers themselves and portrays the alchemy of creativity, creative energy and art itself,” said Mila Askarova, founder of Gazelli Art House.
Main Image: Aqua by Heike Brachlow, photograph by Tony Hay, Collect 2019