THIS CLASS IS PART OF MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL’S FASHION CULTURE PROGRAM
Collage isn’t new, it’s been around for thousands of years. But collage can allow us to be kids again – thinking outside the square, constructing imaginary worlds, scenarios and even poetry.
We might adorn ourselves through fashion, clothing and costume, but what happens when we explore our own selves through the medium of collage? We can unpack and create selves anew, imagined, fantastical and abstract – perhaps speaking back to the ways we’ve been told to appear or behave, or facing some of our own held fears or worries.
Discover how collage can help us loosen up, relax and even discover things about ourselves.
Let’s have fun and have some interesting conversations along the way!
What will we cover?
- A brief history of collage and they types of collage out there
- Tools of the trade
- Methodology of how to collect and curate images for future works
- An exercise to help you prepare and compose the piece you’ll create
- Create your piece to take home
All materials provided but feel free to bring any magazines or images you’d like to include
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Quiet Spaces
- Discounted Early Bird Tickets
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
Who will be Teaching?
Yianni (he/him) is a Trend Forecaster by day and collage artist by night. Starting off in his 20s as a fashion designer, Yianni ran his own label and even showed at Australian Fashion Week. During the pandemic he discovered a love of collage and how it could help him clear his mind.
In doing so he ended up showing at the Postcard Show (Linden Gallery), the Queer My Head show (Dax Centre as part of Midsumma, which had a huge impact on him), and more recently the Men on Men show (The Laird). Now Yianni starting to share his love of collage with others to help them realise the possibilities.
Images by the Teacher
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