THE WEEKENDER 50 | 2022
Collage News & Inspiration
Hello and welcome to the latest Weekender.
Things here at PCC are slowly winding down a little for the holiday and end of year season. Because many of you asked, we will announce a long-list of finalists for the Rachid Taha Open Call and news about the exhibition before the end of the year. We're also working on the Open Call catalogue AND the 2022 Yearbook, both of which will come out in early 2023. If you have anything exciting coming up in the new year that you want to share with the community - exhibitions, events, an interview in a fancy magazine - please get in touch with at least one link to a relevant website or venue.
And now as always and without further ado, the latest collage news and inspiration.
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A closer look at Joseph Cornell's work and his continuing influence, even 50 years after his death - via SAAM
Aletti’s appreciation for the cultural artifacts and photographs contained in magazines over time threads through his work. While he’s open to expansive interpretations of his latest book, there’s no denying the presence of Aletti’s insatiably curious lens throughout the publication, which found him playing the role of art director across dozens of visual arrangements. “In a sense, The Drawer is another kind of bulletin board for me,” Aletti says, with juxtaposed images given fresh contexts to come alive all over again on the page. Inside Legendary Critic Vince Aletti’s Obsessive Magazine Archive - via AnOther
"My latest work explores what might happen if we were to all uproot and move to a new planet," says Beorli of the bright-hued digital collaged images she makes. "From adapting to a new environment to creating a typical suburb, how long would it be before we created double of what we already have, despite having a fresh start?" Editing, experimentation and endless possibilities: Beorli shares the inspiration behind her surrealist worlds - via Creative Boom
A 10-year-old boy has won this year’s competition to design the Christmas cover of the Big Issue with his colourful collage of a snowman dressed as one of the magazine’s vendors. 10-year-old wins Big Issue Christmas cover design contest - via NewsChain
I’m constantly exploring non-linear time, a way of looking at the world from a different vantage point and coaxing those elements and ideas into interesting stories. My work has become more personal in the past few years, an exploration of my conscious and subconscious mind as it relates to my personal experiences. Hand-Cut Mixed Media Collage by Glen Gauthier - via Create!
And as always 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 last week is up on our website and can be seen here, the image prompt for next week is available to download here [the original link to Unsplash doesn’t work anymore but you can download the full-size image directly from our webpage]
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: email@example.com