House on Mars at COLLECT

Award winning gallery established by London Met Design alumna will exhibit at leading craft and design fair from 24 - 27 February 2022.

Date: 7 February 2022

House on Mars, the gallery created by Vanja Bazdulj, an alumna of MA Product Design and former member of staff at The School of Art, Architecture and Design, will exhibit at COLLECT. COLLECT is a major exhibition of contemporary craft and design which will be taking place at Somerset House from 24-27 February 2022

House on Mars is an offbeat contemporary design gallery, showcasing an avant-garde collection of jewellery, objects, and large scale wall pieces. Established in London in 2020 by architect, educator, and maker Vanja Bazdulj, the pop-up gallery focuses on a range of unconventional materials, processes and ideas. Taken together, they are realised in an array of surprising, three-dimensional forms.

As last year's winners of the Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award 2021, with artist Anna Ray's work 'Weave' and 'Capture' acquired for the Crafts Council Collection by Brookfield Properties, House on Mars is returning to Collect with a vibrant collection of pieces in a wide range of scales and formats.

Titled 'Unordinary Characters', the gallery's showcase will consist of an array of unique pieces featuring a wide range of materials, formats and textures, characterised by their eccentric nature and volumes of 'personality'. The participating artists include London Met alumni Juliano Cordano and Silvia Weidenbach.

The theme celebrates objects taking a 'life of their own' in space and their power to transform environments, moods and more. This year's showcase will include works by: Attua Aparici (ceramics), Ela Bauer (plastics), Ana Margarida Carvalho (metal), Juliano Cordano (wood), Karin Herwegh (wood), Katie Kameen (plastics), Lambert Kamps (multimedia) Anna Ray (textiles), Silvia Weidenbach (3D printing and precious metals).

COLLECT takes place between 24 and 27 February at Somerset House and you can find out more about House on Mars on the gallery's website.

Image: Exhibiting Artist Anna Ray with Flamenco, a fire retardant textile

Woman stands with blue and red looped textile structure