This page is dedicated to images and all things relating to the art of collage.
The word "collage" comes from the french word for “pasting”, the artistic technique of applying manufactured, printed, or “found” materials, such as bits of newspaper, fabric, wallpaper, etc to a surface or canvas. The possibilities are endless, collages have been made a variety of unusual materials such as human hair, elephant dung and plastic bags!
Famous artists such as Picasso and Matisse experimented with collage using a mixture of different coloured and shaped papers. More contemporary artists such as Hannah Hoch, Richard Hamilton and Nancy Spero use photomontage collaging to transform photos into visually striking art work.
Arts on Wheels facilitate activities that use collage as it is an accessible art making technique that always produces dynamic and eye catching results.
The beauty of collage is in its ability to be adaptable, tactile and transforming.
Please check out some examples by past project participants, artists in prisons under the Koestler award and Rachel Shore
check out these links for further inspiration
organisation supporting artists in prisons