THE WEEKENDER 46 | 2022
Collage News & Inspiration
Hello and welcome to this week's Weekender.
Depending on when you read this, you still have one week and two days left to participate in our current open call in collaboration with Centre Anim' Rachid Taha here in Paris. The deadline is November 27. There will be a little exhibition and a catalog at the end of it, so this project is well worth joining in. All information available in both French and English here.
Many collages are being posted to Instagram. Thank you very much. But please don't forget to also email your open call submissions with all the relevant information to email@example.com. And please keep file format and size specifications in mind. No pdfs! No CMYK! 300 dpi! Minimum 2500 px wide!
Some answer to the most frequent questions we get: yes, you can send more than one collage. As many as you want really. If there are typos anywhere, we (try to) fix them. If you'll miss the deadline by a day or two (max!), that's fine too. Finalists will be announced by the end of the year.
And now, without further ado, the latest collage news and inspiration.
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Expressing himself ‘beyond words’
Karsten Creightney cobbles his compositions using snippets from old paintings and prints, old books, magazines and paper to create imaginary landscapes from shards of chaos - via Albuquerque Journal
In the studio with… Lucia Laguna
Lucia Laguna’s brightly coloured paintings and collages celebrate the varied ecosystems of her home country, Brazil - via Apollo
Remembering Kenward Elmslie and Lucia Berlin through Their Postcards to Each Other
Elmslie—a New York School poet, lyricist, librettist, and collagist—often typed up his frequent letters to Lucia, printed them out, and then decorated the pages with pasted cutouts from magazines or postcards, poetry-reading flyers, and his signature dotted balloon lettering, adding color or “eye-candy” to accompany his weekly (often twice-weekly) reports - via Literary Hub
Bulgari Celebrates World Children’s Day With Digital Collages, Plenty of Rainbows, and a Pledge to Donate 10 Percent of Its U.S. Sales to Arts Education
The art is a breath of fresh air, and many are destined for to be displayed in a manner more grand than being taped to a refrigerator. Eighty have been grouped into digital collages by the French artist Helena Soubeyrand, who then layered her elegant illustrations over a pastiche of the kids’ utopian visions - via artnet
Collage exhibition of work by Philippe Mouhib-Torremocha at La Maison de la Vague, 32 rue des Couronnes, 75020 Paris
Collage exhibition at Atelier Elzévir, 12 rue des Rosier, 75004 Paris - vernissage November 26 at 6pm
A little reminder, our weekly creative challenge prompts remain free to download and the challenges themselves open for everyone to join, but if you prefer to work with paper, our 2023 Workbook is out and available here
And last but not least, a selection of challenge submissions from week 45|2022 is up on our website and can be seen here, the image prompt for week 47|2022 is available to download here
If you have any news about exhibitions, publications or events you want so share with the community, please send an email with all relevant information and at least one link to a website or venue to: firstname.lastname@example.org