Norwegian artists at Collect 2006

 Date:09/02/2006 - 13/02/2006
 Type:Culture, Contemporary Art
 Location:England, London

Trine Mautitz Eriksen and Sigurd Bronger will exhibit some of their works at Collect 2006, the international art fair for contemporary objects, at London’s V&A; in February.

16/01/2006 :: Collect, launched in 2004, has developed an impressive reputation as Europe's most prestigious annual contemporary applied arts fair. It has already become one of the key events on the international cultural calendar, attracting over 10,000 visitors each year and generating approximately £1 million for the sector at the close of each show.

The event was developed by the Crafts Council to develop markets for British craft and was the first UK art fair focusing specifically on the crafts and applied arts sector. It's aims have been to raise the profile of contemporary crafts artists within the UK and international collectors markets, to develop the UK and international markets for work of a unique nature, to support the development of a commercial infrastructure, and to encourage critical debate within the sector

Each year Collect strives to showcase the world's most prestigious galleries and artists. The 42 galleries exhibiting at Collect 2006 are representing artists from America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland, as well as from every corner of Britain.

Sigurd Bronger will exhibit jewellery made from different materials and presented in small wooden boxes. His work will be on display at the Gallerie RA stand.

Artist Trine Mauritz Eriksen, represented by Flow Gallery, will exhibit wall hanging art made out of wool. About her art, she says: “My intention is to create monumentality and strictness in order to obtain a fusion with architectures basic principles. What characterises my artistic production is first and foremost the search for ways of creating different light effects and volume in the plane, to create optical illusions. I do what I have to do to minimise disturbing elements, only concentrating on plane, space and light. The play of colour values, ranging from dark to the original white wool material, values in light and shadows, can be obtained by dyeing or simply by twisting the material.”

Collect 2006
9 February 2006 - 13 February
South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel. +44 (0)20 7942 2000
For more info and to book tickets, click here.

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Artwork in wool by Trine Mautitz EriksenPhoto: Flow

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