Free

Collective Collage Workshops

  • Workshop
Two people at a table cutting out materials for a collage.
Workshop at Wellcome Collection, Camilla Greenwell. Source: Wellcome Collection. CC BY-NC.

Artist Deborah Kelly invites you to join a series of free workshops to collectively devise and realise an intimate life-sized portrait of artist, activist and drag star Danny Smith.

You’ll explore craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others in a series of unhurried, hands-on, open-ended tasks. The collages you make will be created from discarded reference books and magazines.

The portrait that you make of Danny will become a part of our collection and will be on display in the ‘Being Human’ exhibition.

There will be nine sessions in total and you’ll need to be able to attend a minimum of two. You’ll need to arrive at the beginning, but you can leave earlier if necessary.

About your contributors

Photograph of Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly

Artist

Deborah Kelly has been investigating the expansion of the humble, lo-fi art of collage since 2011. Her epic collaborative portrait project ‘No Human Being Is Illegal’ was commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney, then toured Australia 2014–18. In November–December 2019 she is Artist-in-Residence at the Wellcome Trust in London.

Photograph of Danny Smith

Danny Smith

Artist

Danny Smith is a multimedia artist whose art embraces performance, film, drawing, painting and photography. He says, “First I was a baby and I was handsome, then when I was a teenager I became more who I am. My art comes from my heart.” Recent exhibitions include ‘Rising’, a group show by Shadowlight Artists at two venues, the Old Fire Station Gallery and Modern Art Oxford. He is currently on an international tour with Drag Syndrome.

Logo for Heart n Soul at the Hub

Heart n Soul at the Hub

Collaborator
Heart n Soul at The Hub website

Award-winning creative arts company and charity Heart n Soul are residents of The Hub from 2018 to 2020. Their research project is led by people with learning disabilities and autistic people and is about exploring the value of difference and questioning what is ‘normal’.

Dates

Events

    Thursday 14 November 2019

    • Discussion

    Meet Up

    Henry’s

    Meet artist Deborah Kelly and the portrait’s subject Danny Smith. Danny will share information he would like you to know about himself and that will feed into the collage portrait that you create as a group at later sessions.

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    Friday 15 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Saturday 16 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Thursday 21 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Friday 22 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Saturday 23 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Thursday 28 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Friday 29 November 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Thursday 5 December 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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    Friday 6 December 2019

    • Workshop

    Workshops

    Henry’s

    Explore the craft skills and artistic approaches to creating collage, and collaborate with others to create a portrait.

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Need to know

Location

We’ll be in a space called Henry’s. To get there, go to the Information Point and you’ll be escorted up and through the staff doors to this behind-the-scenes space.

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