Collect 2021 Talks Programme





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Collect 2021 Talks Programme, Crafts Council

Collect takes place online 

26 February - 2 March 2021

Collect 2021 Talks Programme
In association with Crafts magazine

We're delighted to announce the Collect 2021 Talks Programme taking place 26 Feb - 2 March with leading figures across art, interiors and culture. Carry on reading to discover the full schedule below and book your place now before they're gone:

Breaking the Boundaries of Craft: LOEWE FOUNDATION
Friday 26 February 12 noon (GMT)

An international panel of LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize finalists - ceramist Takeshi Yasuda, textile artist Yeonsoon Chang, glass maker Harry Morgan and jeweller Patricia Domingues - are brought together to discuss the boundaries of craft: its relationship with technology, new materials, art, legacy and contemporary culture with journalist and art historian Anatxu Zabalbeascoa. 

The Fielding Talk: In conversation with Magdalene Odundo DBE
Friday 26 February, 5pm (GMT)

Renowned ceramicist Magdalene Odundo DBE in conversation with V&A East director, Gus Casely-Hayford. This talk series invites a maker to discuss their creativity in depth. Following the success of her exhibition The Journey of Things in 2019 Odundo will discuss how she has developed her unique practice.

Crafting the New Normal
Monday 1 March, 2pm (GMT)

Almost a year since the international art circuit went into lockdown, Collect gallerist Angel Monzon, Vessel Gallery, glass artist Christopher Day, collector Denis Shafranik and Anders Peterson, Art Tactic reflect on a seismic year for the market and explore how this has impacted on craft, and consider what steps will be needed to help the sector recover, and what positive changes can we adapt for good. Chaired by Natalie Melton, creative director at the Crafts Council

Edmund de Waal in conversation with Glenn Adamson
Monday 1 March, 6pm (GMT)

In this talk, hosted by Crafts, artist and author Edmund de Waal will discuss the meaning of craft today, its relationship to contemporary art, and his eagerly anticipated new book, Letters to Camondo, out in April, with the curator and critic Glenn Adamson, Crafts’ editor-at-large.

House & Garden Presents: What role does contemporary craft play in the home?
Tuesday 2 March, 2pm (GMT)

House & Garden's Elizabeth Metcalfe is joined by talented interior designer Sophie Ashby, London-based Collect gallerist Juliana Cavaliero from Cavaliero Finn and Paris-based gallerist Laurence Bonnel from Galerie SCENE OUVERTE to discuss the importance of contemporary craft and how it can enrich the interiors we live in.

The Maker Revolution: Can craft save our cities?
Tuesday 2 March, 4pm (GMT)

This talk, hosted by Crafts, will explore the role of makers and galleries in urban regeneration and how they can bring life back to the heart of our cities. A panel of experts includes designer and space-maker Morag Myerscough, cultural strategist Chenine Bhathena (creative director of Coventry 2021, UK City of Culture) and Caitlin Warfield of Brookfield Properties.

Reserve your space now - all talks take place on Zoom from 26 February until 2 March and will be available on Crafts Council website after they have taken place. The fair will continue on until the 24 March giving collectors access to purchase the best in contemporary craft for the month.