Material difference: from the humble to the radical

OVO energy

13:30 - 14:15 22 September 2021

Hosted at the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

Mac Collins

Designer, maker and artist

About Speaker

Mac Collins is an emerging British designer, maker and artist from Nottingham. Collins graduated with a degree in Three-Dimensional Design from Northumbria University, Newcastle, in the summer of 2018. In the years since graduating, Collins has been committed to designing and making narrative-rich and impactful furniture and objects. In this pursuit, Collins focuses on manipulating, yet still celebrating, the inherent beauty of the materials that he works with. Alongside this material driven approach, Collins brings personal and cultural narratives into his work, and deems his practice as a means of exploring his own identity and position within the African Diaspora. As a designer of Jamaican descent, Collins draws on his Caribbean lineage to create artefacts that are often informed by the stories and the charisma of his elders. Wider to this, Collins responds to his social surroundings and experiences, using his work to convey and evoke particular mindsets in response.



13:30 - 14:15 22 September 2021