Five Launches At Collect International Art Fair 2022

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A brand-new collective, ‘FIVE’, will launch this year at the Collect International Art Fair 2022 with ‘Conversations in Silver & Metal’ supported by Goldsmiths’ Fair.

FIVE comprises UK based silversmiths Angela Cork, Jessica Jue, Ane Christensen, Patrick Davison and Sheng Zhang. The group is a diverse mix of exciting emerging and mid-career makers that represent a cross-section of generations and backgrounds with a shared ethos of creativity evolving around precision and fine craftsmanship. Each maker applies contemporary ideas to traditional materials and techniques to challenge the preconceptions and expectations of tradition, value, and the use of silver and fine metalwork.

For Collect 2022, FIVE will put on a show of entirely new work from each maker, incorporating a range of metals and materials, allowing the group to be ambitious with scale and challenge the expectation of conventional tableware. With this new body of more experimental work, the group wants to start dynamic visual conversations about contemporary metal.

FIVE said:

‘FIVE are very excited to showcase new sculptural silver and metalwork at Collect for the first time. Generously supported by Goldsmiths’ Fair, this is an incredible opportunity for all of us to push the boundaries of our practices. We hope the collective work we have created will spark passionate conversations about what contemporary silver and metalwork can be.”

Harriet Scott, Goldsmiths’ Company Event Director said:

Goldsmiths’ Fair is delighted to be supporting FIVE at the Collect International Fair 2022. After a challenging year for craftspeople, we are committed to supporting our makers and ensuring ongoing representation of silversmiths. This exciting collective will showcase some of the UK’s foremost creative makers on an international platform and demonstrate how silver and contemporary metalwork is perfectly suited for contemporary living.’

Five at Collect 2022 is supported by Goldsmiths’ Fair with additional support from the Worshipful Company of Gold & Silver Wyre Drawers.


Rebecca van Rooijen


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