PICTURE FROM THE COLLAGE CLUB'S FACEBOOK
One of the many many things I love about Bristol is the wide range of unconventional nights out that you can partake in. Collage Club is a regular collaborative art social aiming to make art accessible to everyone. Its very simple description, 'beer, paper, scissors & glue', appealed to me instantly! I've already been along to a couple of their events at The Crofter's Rights in Stokes Croft and loved it.
The club is run by UWE Graphic design student Max Malone who featured in a previous issue of WestWorld which you can read here and you can also see some of his beautiful work on his blog. Max started the club in late 2013 and the event we attended in December was his ninth. Attendees can expect to be able to participate in games and challenges focussed around the medium of collage. Max chose collage for its ease and accessibility; working on the premise that “regardless of talent, anyone can cut, paste and get involved”. Collage club entices a great mix of people, from club regulars to drunk revellers stumbling upon it… it’s such a fun way to get involved with art in a pressure free environment.
I love that there is an emphasis on a ‘waste not want not’ attitude, following the trend of other places in the area such as the Skipchen. All of the paper provided is reclaimed or donated and would ordinarily have gone to waste. Its a free event which relies solely on donations and all materials are provided.
Join the club on Facebook and you can find out when the next event will be happening.
MY CHRISTMAS POSTCARD.
LEWIE GETTING HIS CUT & PASTE ON.