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World Collage Day is May 14th, 2022.

World Collage Day is an annual, international celebration of collage on the Second Saturday of May. Initiated by Kolaj Magazine in 2018, we invited artists and art venues to hold events on that day to celebrate collage. World Collage Day is about artists connecting across borders against a global context of entrenchment and separation. And the day is about an art medium that excels at bringing different things together to create new forms and new ways of thinking. Ric Kasini Kadour, the editor of Kolaj Magazine, writes, “We created World Collage Day because we wanted to honour this community of artists and to remind the world what a spirit of cooperation, mutual support, and creativity can look like.”

Read the commentary, "Acts of Hope: World Collage Day 2022"
on Kolaj Magazine's Website.

WORLD COLLAGE DAY EVENTS

ASIA | LATIN AMERICA | EUROPE | NORTH AMERICA
AFRICA | OCEANIA | ANTARCTICA

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Erin McCluskey Wheeler is the 2022 World Collage Day Poster Artist

Kolaj Magazine is pleased to announce the 2022 World Collage Day Poster artist is Erin McCluskey Wheeler. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a painter, collagist, writer, curator, and teacher whose work is “all about reinvention and restoration.” MORE

The World Collage Day Poster is free for anyone to use. Click the image on the left to download a high-resolution pdf suitable for printing on an 11x17 piece of paper.

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World Collage Day 2022 Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, 14 May 2022, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine.

The Special Edition is full of Cut-Out Pages and stories from inspiring collage artists.The printed magazine also includes an interview with 2022 World Collage Day Poster Artist Erin McCluskey Wheeler.

Those who purchase the Special Edition before May 14, 2022 will also receive a World Collage Day 2022 poster and a set of World Collage Day postcards that feature McCluskey Wheeler’s “Glitter Highways” series. The collages use car advertisements to evoke the romanticism of 20th century road trips and the spirit of freedom, the openness to new experiences, and the curiosity about others they entail. MORE

The World Collage Day 2022 Special Edition ships in April 2022.

The World Collage Day 2022 Special Edition is not included in a regular subscription to Kolaj Magazine. It is automatically sent to April members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Members of Kolaj Institute.

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Share your ideas

Send an email with your ideas, dreams, hopes for World Collage Day.

Got a story to share? We are looking for stories from artists about how they started with collage, what the medium means to them, or other interesting anecdotes. Send an email with your ideas.

Spread the Word

You don't have to wait until the second Saturday in May to use the hashtag #WorldCollageDay. Hop on social media. Post images. Share what you will be doing to celebrate World Collage Day. Contact your local media and let them know about World Collage Day and ask them to cover the event in your area. Follow Kolaj Magazine on Social Media:


Organize an Event or Project

One of the many remarkable things about collage is its ability to extend across borders and barriers and to involve people regardless of skill level. Professional artists at the top of their game sit side by side with members of the general public who are picking up scissors for the first time. This is unique in an art world that often trades on hierarchy and status. The collage community is generous and kind and welcoming. It is one of our greatest strengths. World Collage Day is one day we show the world how we do that.

We encourage everyone thinking about a World Collage Day event or project to take responsibility for educating themselves about the needs of their community. We encourage you to follow guidelines set out by health officials and be mindful that these may evolve and change over time.

If in-person gatherings are safe and possible in your community, we invite artists, art centres, museums, galleries, schools, and communities to celebrate World Collage Day by hosting events and projects that bring communities together. Ideas include collage making meet-ups, docent-led tours of collage in a museum or gallery, activities for kids, slideshows or talks that appreciate collage’s role in contemporary art and art history, exhibitions of collage, and more. Consider a project that manifests the spirit of World Collage Day in a safe and responsible way. This may take the shape of a Window Exhibition, sharing Collage Starter Packs for your neighbors, or organizing an online Collage Happy Hour. To get inspired, check out past events and projects from previous years.

In February 2021, Kolaj LIVE Online hosted a forum, "How-to World Collage Day." You can watch it HERE.

Now is the time to plan and whatever you decide to do, we want to hear about it. An online tool will be open soon. We will announce your event on the World Collage Day website and through our social media. We invite people to come together around collage in their own communities and to connect to the world digitally using the hashtag #WorldCollageDay.

Submit your event or project by April 15th, 2022.

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NEWS & CALLS TO ARTISTS

CALL TO ARTISTS

ColabCollage

Deadline: Tuesday, 10 May 2022 (residents of Europe only). Brazilian-Swiss collagist Ana Barros’ idea for World Collage Day 2022 is to create together! Ana will start a collage on an A6 sheet (148x105mm) and mail it to the participants to finish it. Participants have until Tuesday, 10 May 2022 to complete it and send her a photo (or scanned image). Ana will put all the artworks together and prepare a video with them to celebrate World Collage Day. For logistical reasons, Ana can only mail starter collages to residents of Europe. A digital starter collage will be made available for non-Europeans to take part. MORE

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World Collage Day is possible through the support of members of the Silver Scissors & Golden Glue Societies whose monthly pledge sustains the work of Kolaj Institute. JOIN TODAY!


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World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition

In honour of World Collage Day, May 8, 2021, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of Cut-Out Pages and stories from inspiring collage artists. The World Collage Day 2021 Special Edition includes a booklet, a World Collage Day 2021 poster and a pack of 8 postcards featuring the work of Red Collage. MORE


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World Collage Day Special Edition 2020

In honour of World Collage Day, May 9, 2020, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of artist-designed Cut Out Pages that can be used to make collage. The World Collage Day 2020 Special Edition includes the special edition booklet, a World Collage Day 2020 poster and a pack of 6 postcards featuring the collage elements of Emma Anna. One of the postcards is a starter for making one's own collage. MORE


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World Collage Day Special Edition 2019

In honour of World Collage Day, May 11, 2019, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine. The Special Edition is full of stories about inspiring collage artists and advice for making, seeing, being collage. The World Collage Day 2019 Special Edition includes the special edition booklet, a World Collage Day 2019 poster and a pack of 8 postcards featuring the collage of Rosie Schinners. MORE


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World Collage Day
Special Edition 2018

"A love letter from collagists..." In honour of World Collage Day on May 12, 2018, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition for World Collage Day. The edition has Cut Out Pages, artist profiles, and stories about collage. Also available is an enamel pin designed by Michael Pajon featuring the World Collage Day image. MORE


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Kolaj Magazine is a quarterly, printed, art magazine reviewing and surveying contemporary collage with an international perspective. We are interested in collage as a medium, a genre, a community, and a 21st century art movement. Kolaj is published in Montreal, Quebec by Maison Kasini. Visit Kolaj Magazine online.

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