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Collective Material presents highlights from the private collections of Karen Webster, Johanna Preston of Preston Zly, Diana Morgan, Bluestone Collection, Jason Smith, Pamela Emery and The Jan Feder Memorial Ceramics Collection. Spanning ceramics, jewellery, shoes and garments; the exhibition delves into the myriad of ways that craft collections begin and evolve to offer rare insights into the collector’s world. The exhibition explores the personal relationships that individuals have with art objects they choose to adorn themselves, their homes and their chosen public collections. Through focusing on the motives and methods of building personal collections, this exhibition provides a glimpse into the exceptional range of works acquired by some of Victoria’s craft-dedicated collectors.By providing a glimpse into the exceptional range of artworks acquired by collectors, this exhibition reveals and shares the excitement, tastes and inclinations at the heart of craft collecting.