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
Collage and photography project and exhibition with Rachel Shore, Shari Denson and service users at Manchester Action on Street Health
organisation supporting artists in prisons
Button Collage by Koestler artist
Nina Eyes by Rachel Shore
Photomontage created by Andrew at Back on Track Manchester
created by Nathan Sassen for Street Stories project
Icarus by Rachel Shore
photo montage by Amanda for Trashformations
Self Portrait by Rachel Shore
mixed media collage by a Koestler artist
example created for collage activity in art lesson by Rachel Shore
mixed media visual poem collage by Rachel Shore