'Make History': Collage Workshop

15feb10:00 am3:00 pm'Make History': Collage Workshop

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Make History

A one-day intensive collage workshop with artist Deborah Kelly

Saturday 22 February, 10am–3pm

Building 11

$120 + booking fee

Suitable for all skill levels

Take the evidence of our civilisation into your own hands, and make it serve your desires. Old books are the legacy of obsolete culture: in this workshop you will learn to eviscerate them and build glorious new messages for the future from their remains.

In this one-day workshop, learn how to make collages that revisit, remix and re-imagine history with artist Deborah Kelly – currently exhibiting in Misfit: Collage and queer practice.

Participants must arrive on time, but are welcome to leave as they choose.

Materials provided

  • Glue
  • Mats
  • Brushes
  • Knives
  • Some vintage imagery from Kelly’s personal archive

Materials required

  • Heavy, acid-free paper (350GSM) in your preferred size
  • Vintage reference books/art books/magazines with images to cut up*

About Deborah Kelly

Since 2011 Kelly has been investigating the expansion of the humble, lo-fi art of collage from private into public, from solo to social, from object to process, through open workshops around Australia, in Leipzig, London, Istanbul, Zagreb, Aarhus, Berlin and Bandung. Her new collage animation, The Gods of Tiny Things, partly produced through workshops in Bundanon, premiered at Pool Festival in Berlin and in December 2019 won Mexico City’s Dulac Avant Garde Award. Her epic collaborative collage portrait series No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) toured Australia for four years and recently joined the collection of London’s Wellcome Trust, where it will be exhibited until 2029.

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(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Building 11 Seminar Room

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