On Friday 22nd I will advise on what we have done to start our collage group in Fairfield Instagram: #melbournecollagemeets. We have been established for a year now and still loving it so very much. The art, the laughter, the community is all so wonderful.
I will talk at the DHRH at 2-3.30pm Separation Street, Northcote. It is across the road from Santa Maria College and in the Northcote plaza car park.
We will make a small fun collage at the end of a short talk. I’ll bring everything along however any books with people or birds/animals are welcome. I would love to get some more groups going in different suburbs. No fees, just support the coffee shop you meet at by buying a coffee and cake or lunch.
Although I do teach collage from my home studio the above suggestion is not for teaching, it is reaching out to creatives of any medium to make a small easy and clean and portable piece for fun.
Our group MCM has also successfully had one fundraiser to raise funds to buy sensory toys for Olympic Village Primary School. You can also aim for something similar in your local area. Email me if you are interested.
MCM are a group of artists that started meeting after the covid bans were lifted. We meet fortnightly at a local cafe and make collage, socialise and we have even had a fundraiser for a selected nearby school. We absolutely love seeing each other and working together. We have just come up with future themes rather than last minute ideas. I’m going to give you a few if you would also like to participate here online.
Forest floor or forest animals
A chair or seat reimagined
-Origami boxes or houses from found images (if anyone can help with a simple pattern please send me).
I just finished a fabulous exhibition at Meeniyan gallery in South Gippsland. I sold lots of wall assemblages and thought I should stop making these but I can’t help it, still making. I will post some new ones soon. They have changed into small free standing sculptures.
I will once again (maybe in Spring) be offering classes (all materials included) for either wall art or freestanding sculpture using found objects and collage.
Hope to hear from some of you. Why don’t you give one of the above themes to your child or your Grandmother or friend and get them to contribute too. I’ll post it for them.