World Collage Day is 11 May 2024

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.

2024 World Collage Day Poster


2024 World Collage Day Poster Artist

Kolaj Magazine is pleased to announce the 2024 World Collage Day Poster artist is Bahraini collagist Ali AlShaikh. The artist writes, “As an artist, my work is an exploration of myth, space, and outer worlds, utilizing themes of dystopia, nostalgia, and the human experience. Through the medium of hand-cut collage, I try to create surreal imagery that delves into the complexities of identity and the ways in which people, nations and their folklore have constructed their sense of self.” 

The collage, Beehouse, which appears on the poster was inspired by a hive the artist found in one of his palm trees. He writes, “It was dark and shoved in a corner.  I saw this pattern that had a texture of mud caking on a paper and I thought, if someone opened earth and looked at it the same way we look at beehives, Will they see us milling about and going on our own ways with clear missions in mind? We tend to be a bit more casual, a bit more relaxed, and a bit more lenient with how we spend our time. Our universe would be more colorful and more fluid with the different color shades of Earth.”

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 11×17 piece of paper.

2024 World Collage Day Special Edition


2024 World Collage Day Special Edition

In honor of World Collage Day, 11 May 2024, 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 2024 World Collage Day Poster Artist Ali AlShaikh.

Those who purchase the Special Edition before 11 May 2024 will also receive a World Collage Day 2024 poster and a set of World Collage Day postcards designed by the poster artist.

The World Collage Day 2024 Special Edition ships in April 2024.

Note: The World Collage Day 2024 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.


2024 World Collage Day Postcards

In honor of World Collage Day, Saturday, 11 2024, Kolaj Magazine is releasing a special edition of the magazine, which includes a pack of 8 postcards featuring the collage of 2024 World Collage Day Poster Artist Ali AlShaikh.

Inspired by characters from Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythology, AlShaikh combines terrestrial images and fragments of people with imagery of outer space as a means of exploring humanity. “Through the medium of hand-cut collage, I try to create surreal imagery that delves into the complexities of identity and the ways in which people, nations and their folklore have constructed their sense of self.” The artist writes. “Since I was young, I’ve always been fascinated with mythology and the idea of how people make sense of the world.”


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. In February 2023, we hosted another Kolaj LIVE Online forum, “Get Ready for World Collage Day 2023.” You can watch it HERE. Both of these videos are great ways to familiarize yourself with the event and learn how other artists have organized events in the past.

Now is the time to plan and whatever you decide to do, we want to hear about it. After you submit your event, 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.

2024 World Collage Day Events & Projects


Nonsensical Beasts Collage Workshop

Kolaj Institute Gallery
2374 Saint Claude Avenue, Suite 230
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117 USA

“My nonsensical beasts are deformed creatures—composed of various objects including wings, heads, tails, table legs, skirts, boots, and abstract shapes—that are endearing and sometimes charming,” writes Montreal-based artist-in-residence Maria Schamis Turner. “I use elements from fashion and design combined with animal or human appendages to draw the eye to a specific shape or gesture within an abstract form. I playfully encourage the viewer to confront the uncomfortable, to discover something beautiful or familiar in what could otherwise be seen as peculiar or even tragic.” In celebration of World Collage Day, Turner will host a collage making workshop where participants make “Nonsensical Beasts” and share made up stories about their creatures. The workshop is open to all ages. Supplies and materials will be provided by the Mystic Krewe of Scissors & Glue. Space is limited. MORE


World Collage Day Online Workshop

based in California, USA

A cozy, virtual retreat for carving out a little time for some creative play while in good company of fellow creatives who are doing the same–all from the comfort of home using any supplies and materials you have on hand at home. This special 2-hour workshop is for delving into the tactile art form of collage + mixed media art. We’ll amble through a series of visual and written prompts to explore ways of communicating thought, emotion, and stories through the art of collage. There’s something beautiful in the act of pulling together materials from vastly different sources and piecing together disparate parts that were never meant to belong together, but somehow do. MORE


United Scissors of Thessaloniki

Koumbi Coffee & Crafts Café
Peloponnisou Street 2
54631 Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki Collage Club is taking over the Koumbi Coffee & Crafts Café for World Collage Day. Participants can collage on pre-cut human figurines which will be connected and hung outside on the street along the café front. An exhibition will be on view culminating from their 2024 workshop participants as well as a collage information table with books, magazines and artist collage sketchbooks. MORE


Keep Swinging: A Workshop Disguised as a Collage Piñata Party at Collage-O-Rama with Torea Frey

Slip Gallery
2301 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121 USA

This workshop will center around a custom art piñata, filled with ephemera and collage fodder, that participants will bust open and then make art with. The aim is to cultivate radical joy and celebrate the collage community by bringing people together in generating new work from an unexpected source. What will you make when you encounter materials different from your preferred practice? What is the role of joy in your creative practice? Part exercise in letting go, part community gathering, Keep Swinging is an opportunity to stretch your creativity and have fun doing it. Supplies are provided, however you are welcome to bring your favorite collage tools! Offered with flexible ticket prices from $5 to $15, available day of at the venue or in advance. The public is also welcome to join from 4-6PM for free drop-in collage time following the workshop and to view the Collage-O-Rama exhibition of 1000+ pieces of collage art from worldwide artists. MORE


Celebration of World Collage Day

Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010 USA

World Collage Day will be celebrated in Ames, IA with a hands-on collage-making event at the Ames Public Library. The event, suitable for ages 14 and up, is free but requires advanced registration. Local collage artists will show examples of their work and then attendees can use the provided materials to create artworks to take home. Bring a sack lunch and good scissors. Beverages provided. Sponsored by Ames Community Arts Council, Ames Public Library, and local ACAC artist members. MORE


Collage Together Livestream

10-11:30AM PDT
based in California, USA

Join with artists worldwide to celebrate our love of collage-making in a FREE virtual studio session streaming live on YouTube. All are welcome regardless of experience!  Bring your own materials and ideas and come set up ready to work from the privacy of your own space. Optional collage prompts will be offered. If you’re feeling social, you can interact with others via the chat. Artist and educator Michele Théberge will offer a short introduction and centering exercise followed by two 30-minute work sessions. There will be a fun giveaway during the break! Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to share your work and make new collage online friends through the hashtag #collagetogether2024 and #worldcollageday. MORE


“Dreaming Architectures: transformation, stratification and rebirth of the architectures of the past” International Collage Exhibition

10-31 May
Palazzo Carignano Via Dell’Accademia delle Scienze, 5
Turin 10123 Italy

The exhibition will collect analog collages from different parts of Italy and the world, by artists who responded to the international call “Dreaming Architectures” launched by the Italian collective FaiV Officina di Collage. Participants were invited to think about the historical architectures of their home countries and rethink them according to the concepts of transformation, layering, and rebirth. Each building is decontextualized and imagined in other ways, creating new relationships of meaning between past and present, real and imagined. The exhibition will open on May 10th at 4:30PM. On May 11th, two workshop activities are scheduled to take place at the Conference Room of Palazzo Carignano conducted by members of the FaiV collective in collaboration with the staff on the educational services of Palazzo Carignano. MORE


Don Strandberg Solo Exhibition

15 April-15 June
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library
9005 Aero Drive
San Diego, California 92103 USA

This exhibition contains large mixed media works by Don Strandberg, emphasizing his collage approach to materials. MORE


Cut & Create: World Collage Day at The Churn Room

The Churn Room
38 Williams Street
Dayboro, Queensland 4521 Australia

Celebrating World Collage Day, artist Amanda Gardner is hosting a series of events that aim to share the joy of learning, creating, and connecting with community through collage. Amanda is a visual artist with a focus on making collages using minimal materials, reducing plastic, and sourcing recycled and found papers. Taking full advantage of a unique and inviting workshop space in The Churn Room, located in the old Dayboro Butter Factory, Amanda has organized a number of events for locals and visitors alike. Artist and collage maker John Massy will open the day with a lively talk about his passion for art and making. He will be exhibiting his collages and saggar-fired wares in The Little Room exhibition space from 3-19 May. Following John’s talk, Amanda and visual artist Guthrie will facilitate a free two-hour collage making session. The day will finish with a life model collage session, similar to life drawing but with collage. MORE


Creative Collage-Making

Claremont MakerSpace
46 Main Street
Claremont, New Hampshire 03743 USA

Join the Claremont MakerSpace in celebrating World Collage Day with a fun introductory collage-making session. You will receive a goodie bag (cost included in $25.00 class fee) containing everything you need to create delightful and personal works of art both in class and afterwards, with no previous art experience needed. Collage art is the opportunity to work with materials you find beautiful, meaningful, maybe even a little edgy, to create artful stories unique to you. Class is open to everyone ages 15 and over. No art experience needed. Class size is limited. MORE


“Look Into Yourself”: Group Exhibition by the CUTOUT Collage Project

11-31 May
CUTOUT Collage Studio
Stepana Bandery Avenue, 6, 5th floor
Kyiv 04073 Ukraine

The group exhibition of CUTOUT residents will talk about reflection, thinking about changes in oneself, changes in the perception of the environment, the country we are in, and values. 2024 – everything that seemed horrible at the beginning of the full-scale invasion is now a new normal, which distinguishes us from those who are not familiar with the country’s beat in war, we do not realize how we live in constant adrenaline, fatalism and fast rhythm, trying to survive and enjoy at the same time. How are you? What do you see in yourself today? You are a superhuman! Because you are still human. During the opening, guests will be able to meet with the Ukrainian collage artists, have a drink, listen to music and make a collage for themselves during the open workshop. MORE


Holland College Collaborative Collage

22 April-11 May
Dobbins Hall Art Gallery
River Campus, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701 USA

The Department of Art + Design at Southeast Missouri State University will participate in World Collage Day by creating a large-scale collaborative collage in the weeks leading up to May 11. The collage will be made directly on the wall in Dobbins Hall Art Gallery on SEMO’s River Campus. The Holland College of Arts and Media at Southeast Missouri State University is the only designated campus in MO with a statewide mission in visual and performing arts. Students and faculty from visual and performing arts are encouraged to participate. Collage materials will be available for students in Dobbins Hall from April 22 – May 11. Students may participate in scheduled collaging sessions with collage artist and co-chair of Photography and New Media, Professor Emily Denlinger, 12-2PM Monday-Thursday, April 22-May 9, and in the Cultural Arts Center 5:30-7:30PM, Friday, May 3, during the annual HCAM Celebrate the Arts event. Artwork by Art + Design student Zak Mayfield. MORE


World Collage Day Meet-up

Ojai Library
111 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, California 93023 USA

Join the Art and Soul Collective to celebrate World Collage Day. Let go of expectations of perfectionism, and open up to the possibilities of art with whatever presents itself to you. All materials will be provided (but feel free to bring your own supplies to use, if you’d like). All skill levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Help and inspire each other, and build community through collage. This event is donation based for those able, to help offset costs. The Art and Soul Collective feels art should be accessible to all. Space is limited; register to hold your spot ahead of World Collage Day 2024. MORE


Secrets, Dreams and Wishes

Dillsburg Area Public Library
204 Mumper Lane
Dillsburg, Pennsylvania 17019 USA

The Scissors & Glue Collage Collective in Dillsburg PA are happy to extend a warm invitation to celebrate World Collage Day and the first anniversary of their group. Organizer Shelby Pizzarro writes, “May is the month of rejuvenation. Join us as we create an inspirational flowerpot. Write down your secrets, dreams, and wishes. Place them in the flowerpot you create using a variety of collage techniques and a meaningful color palette. Plant seeds of your choice and watch your dreams grow.” All materials for the event are provided. If you have paper, magazines, photos, etc. you would like to share, you can add them to their growing collection. Please visit the Dillsburg Area Public Library website to register. MORE


Collage a Memory for World Collage Day

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art
511 North Water Street
Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674 USA

Mark the annual, international celebration known as World Collage Day by creating your own collage at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art (TVMA). Collage artist, Taryn Chase Jackson, will be joined by family history documentarian and writer, Shannon Milliman, to discuss the importance of capturing and preserving life’s special moments and to guide participants in the making of their own collage based on personal memories. Materials (paper, magazines, scissors, and glue sticks) will be provided, but you’re encouraged to bring your own—including photographs (or photocopies), letters, cards, ticket stubs, or other ephemera. Bring your mom for a fun Mother’s Day weekend activity. MORE


Vintage Minature Collage of the 1950s, 60s, & 70s for World Collage Day

9 May, 10AM-2:30PM & 11 May
Centre Delphis Marois, ACSAD, 2nd Floor
300 rue de l’Entrain
Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Quebec G3A 1L6 Canada

On May 9, ACSAD members are invited to participate in a miniature collage activity, creating works on the back of playing cards using vintage material from the 50s-60s-70s. On May 11, Nathalie Beaupré will host a virtual exhibition of the collages on cards on the ACSAD website and Québec Collage‘s social media. MORE


A World Collage Day Meet-Up

The Common Well
110 West 31st Street
Garden City, Idaho 83714 USA

In celebration of World Collage Day, collage artists Suzanne Gore, Debra Mulnick, Lorelle Rau, and Liz Hilton will be hosting a collage meet-up at The Common Well in Garden City. This day will be devoted to the collage art form that brings different elements together to create something new. Participants will be provided with substrates to work on, collage material (including magazines, maps, photos, brochures, etc.), and glue sticks to create their own collage(s). Please bring your own scissors. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their own supplies and items from their personal paper collection to share with the group. The event is free and open to the public of all artistic levels, it does not require an RSVP. MORE


The New Machine III, by Strange Pill | Net video art & music EP


The New Machine III, from The New Machine series, is a psychedelic 4-piece online interactive EP music experience, with four songs created by the Strange Pill duo with cut-ups of filmed live performances of everyone involved. With this EP, Strange Pill takes us to a perception-expansion journey where a song is more than the sum of the parts, and where the parts are also essential for the song to exist: exploring new ways of experiencing music in the digital landscape by unveiling the original visual narratives of sounds, from the perspective of music as a collage and with multisensory textures. The EP is created with Strange Pill’s own audio-visual music creation and collaboration platform, Musicjelly’s Interactive Video Machine, using the visual narratives as a threading link between musicians, and bringing the audience closer to the artistic experience. The EP is available online accessible for all devices. Plug in your headphones and tap on the different performers/objets to isolate the sounds, tap outside to bring it all together again, replay. MORE


World Collage Day at Powell’s City of Books

Powell’s City of Books
1105 West Burnside, Pearl Room, 3rd Floor
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA

To celebrate World Collage Day and the May showcase of Portland collage artists on the walls of the Basil Hallward Gallery at Powell’s City of Books, Kellette Elliot of the Pacific Northwest Collage Collective and Kevin Sampsell of Sharp Hands Gallery will host a free gathering where they will cut, paste, and talk about the medium of collage. Materials (paper, vintage magazines, scissors, and glue) will be provided. MORE


Collage Forage

Online Collage Workshop

Cut X Paste and Emma Anna celebrate World Collage Day 2024 with a special mushroom-themed online collage workshop and resource collection release. Grab your ticket for this unique event as they stream live from Emma’s home studio in the sultry Colombian Caribbean into your world. Participants receive a link to a bountiful pack of beautiful mushroom images and resources available via digital download 48 hours prior to the workshop session featuring over 200 deep-etched high-res (300dpi) royalty-free mushroom images and illustrations for use in the workshop session, and to download, archive and keep forever. Tickets are $20 AUD per person. Purchase now to register your details, and receive full instructions and links ahead of World Collage Day 2024. MORE


Croissants & Collage!

Ashtabula Arts Center
2928 West 13th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 USA

Enjoy a morning of croissants, community, and creativity as novices and experts alike create collage postcards. Supplies will be provided. This event is open to the public. MORE



Collage & France as Seen from Mexico Exhibition

Alianza Francesa Ciudad de México
Socrates 156, Polanco
11510 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

France and Mexico share many aspects of their cultural identity; throughout recent centuries, artists from both countries have exchanged ideas and knowledge that have strengthened ties of friendship and collaboration in various fields such as art. Collage, a word derived from Colle, glue in French, is an artistic technique that consists of gluing different images and cut photographs from magazines, books, or newspapers on a canvas or base. This term is mainly applied to painting but by extension, it can also refer to any artistic manifestation such as music, cinema, poetry, animation, and video. Its invention is attributed to artists such as Braque and Picasso who were great masters of their time. For this reason, the works presented here represent this vision and encounter of common elements that have been an influence and example for both nations. The exhibition, organized by Fabian Giles, is presented within the framework of the 140th anniversary of the French Alliance in Mexico City and World Collage Day 2024. MORE



STREET/ART: Gowanus Brooklyn

7 9th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215 USA

Local collage artist Rich Garr leads this comfortable open-air exploration through the Gowanus waterfront. He is a longtime area interdisciplinary artist focusing on public art and community. These walking tours respond to both current events and history and are a central component of his interdisciplinary collage art practice. They are always carefully planned but unscripted, collaborative, and fresh. The theme of the May 11th walk will be COLLAGE. The walk will have a 30-minute opportunity to collage at its conclusion at the Gowanus Dredgers boathouse. This event is open to all who can walk intermittently for 1.5 to 2 hours. Those in wheelchairs or strollers can, and have, enjoyed these. If you have accessibility concerns please send an email. Walks are all ages. MORE


Coffee & Collage Club with Marcia Rosenberger

Casa Âmbar de Cultura
R. Pôrto Rico, 5 – Parque das Nações
09280-720 Santo André, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Coffee & Collage Club is a meeting for enthusiasts to celebrate World Collage Day in unison. Led by Marcia Rosenberger, visual artist and editor of the Loreley Books label, the Club is a relaxed moment to talk about this fascinating universe, sharing experiences and ideas about their creative processes, and creating collective collages. There will also be a moment for the production and exchange of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) between participants. Participation is free and open to everyone with a joyful and collaborative spirit. Bring your material and participate! Places are limited, be on time and confirm your presence by EMAIL.



Call to Artists: Collage Offering – Street Collage Exhibition

9 May, 7PM-open ended
Studio RGF
Arriaza 11
28008 Madrid, Spain

Deadline: April 30th. This year Fantasía Collage will once again celebrate with a three-day POPUP with guided tours and an exhibition of the submitted collages at the StudioRGF in Madrid. Artists are invited to make a collage in any size, preferably without a background, in which the flowers are the protagonists. The collages will not be returned. Once the exhibition is over, they will be pasted on the street. Fantasía Collage writes, “May is the month of abundance, of harvests. The fields are filled with intense colors and flowers are in their maximum splendor. This year Fantasía Collage proposes flooding the streets by filling the walls with flowers and colors. Honoring the Holy Scissors, our pagan collage goddess, with an exhibition that symbolizes a huge altar (mural) for her. We implore you with our Collages Offerings for the end of wars and for the end of violence against the weakest. We want to make this day an artistic festival that celebrates life with respect and love.” MORE


Place, Memory & Distance: BYOC (Bring Your Own Collage)

20 April, 1-6PM & 11 May
Atelier 818
8 East 18th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 1C9, Canada

Atelier 8.18 is putting out a call for mail art that explores ideas and senses around the theme of: Place, Memory and Distance. How do we remember spaces and places? How does distance impact or change relationships with communities and locations? As we move and exist around the world in different locations and cultures, how does that transform us? All types of media will be considered. Work must fit in 5 x 5 square and must be able to be mailed. All collage art must arrive by April 26th. Mailing the artwork to Atelier 8.18 you are knowingly releasing the work to be sold on World Collage Day on May 11th for the purpose of fundraising for the operation costs of Atelier 8.18 and will be displayed at the closing of the exhibition: “Place, Memory and Distance” This show will be connected to the current exhibition which features work by: Alison Keenan, Ideet Sharon, Simon Fleming, and on May 11th showcase works with visiting artist in residence Viviana Maidanik. On April 20th, BYOC (Bring Your Own Collage) will be a collage-making event where you can make a 5 x 5 collage for the Little White Square Postcard Project. MORE



World Collage Day Meetup at PAC

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery
560 Mineral Spring Avenue
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860 USA

Join the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative to celebrate the art and craft of collage on World Collage Day. Supplies will be provided and you’re welcome to bring your own materials and tools to use or share. The group will work side by side, share conversation, techniques, inspiration and build community through collage. All skill levels are welcome. No experience is necessary. This is a free event. MORE


April Showers Bring May Flowers – Exhibition and Workshop

11 May, 6PM-31 May, 6PM
Cuts and Paste Gallery
101 – 5663 Nora Bernard Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1B6 Canada

The theme of the show is derived from the Thomas Tusser book, 100 Points of Husbandry written in 1557, in which the verse “Sweet April showers do spring May flowers” can be found. Husbandry, or the care, cultivation and breeding of crops and animals, is arguably the skills of a past time considering most of the food and animal rearing in North America is done by commercial farmers. However, there has been a trend, in Nova Scotia where the gallery is located, for folks to develop a home garden, keep chickens and/or small livestock and attempt at some level to provide for themselves. An alternative meaning of the word husbandry is to manage and conserve resources. Artists were asked to consider these meanings in the creation of original collage work that provides commentary on the role of humans in being stewards of the resources available to us, and nurturing caretakers of the lands upon which we live. How can we be better in these roles? How have we failed? What does the future hold? Additionally, every collage submitted will incorporate “a flower.” Dried flowers, cutouts of florals, seed packets, etc. A workshop will be offered May 12 for those wishing to learn about making paper embedded with flower seeds for card. MORE


Cut’s Paste: Making Collage in the Style of Mark Hearld

Llanfrynach Village Hall
School Row, Llanfrynach
Brecon, Powys LD3 7AZ United Kingdom

Join the Brecknock Art Society in Wales for a workshop that will explore the work of Mark Hearld. After a brief history of collage and an introduction to Heard’s work and influences, guests will be invited to create a collage in a similar style.  At the end of the event, an informal exhibition of the works created will take place. Materials and support provided. Space is limited.



Noon-2PM EDT
Washington, DC 20007 USA

In honor of World Collage Day 2024, the Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities Program (AHP) at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. is hosting a special free 2-hour Zoom art session. Join AHP Artists-in-Residence Anjelika Deogirikar Grossman and Jennifer Wilkin Penick to make collage paper and then create playful collage houses. No prior experience is required; this session is for participants of all ages and experience levels. This is an opportunity to connect and create and the event is free for all. MORE



Sea Cliff Arts Council Gallery
86 Roslyn Avenue
Sea Cliff, New York 11542 USA

In honor of World Collage Day, Michael Rubinowitz and Joan Harrison are teaming up to present a collage workshop inspired by the work of world renowned collagist Ray Johnson who was an intimate member of Sea Cliff’s art community in the 1980s and early 90s. Come glue with us as collagists all over the planet do the same!

Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring things they would like to work with. The use of pop culture images, mixed media (including ink and sandpaper) and the creation of shaped pieces, ideas drawn from Ray’s work, will be encouraged. This event is open to those 16 years or older. MORE


“Exquisite Community” Collaborative Collage

Ongoing through 25 July 2024,
with a World Collage Day reception at 5:30PM
Lewis and Clark Community Counseling Center
4445 SW Barbur Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97329 USA

“Exquisite Community” is in its 4th year as a regional collaborative event based in Portland, Oregon, USA. Organized by MJ Connors Davison, its idea originates from the Surrealist art movement of 100 years ago. With the human body as the premise, artists are assigned a section to collage then conceal, moving the project on to the next participant, sight unseen. The process is abstract, exploratory, and ultimately surprising.

Only at the exhibit’s reception are the “bodies” of collage artworks revealed to all who contributed to their creation. There, too, attending artists share with the whole audience about their journeys and experiences with a section. One may speak about what it was like to form the head and neck, upper or lower torso, or the legs and feet. The sharing is as wildly diverse as the Exquisite Community “bodies” themselves! MORE


Come Out and Collage!

Foyer Public of Theater Basel
Elisabethenstrasse 16
4051 Basel, Switzerland

Ana Paula Barros and Anja Rusterholtz cordially invite you to celebrate World Collage Day with an afternoon filled with creativity. This free event at the Foyer Public at Theater Basel offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the art of collage alongside fellow enthusiasts. Explore various techniques, share experiences and exchange ideas about your creative processes. To inspire your journey, illustrative cards showcasing different techniques will be provided.

Previous experience is not necessary. Bring your own materials, including magazines, paper, glue, and scissors. You can also bring a snack if you’d like, and there is a café available onsite as well. Registration is not required, walk in/out anytime. MORE


World Collage Day Open Studio and Collage Meet-up

Deerslug Studio
Studio A
2020 Commerce
Houston, Texas 77002, USA

Join us, Scissors of Texas, for World Collage Day in the studio of Houston based artist, Stephanie Gonzalez, who draws from her experiences as a lesbian Mexican woman, channeling her emotions into mixed media works using vintage magazines and discarded materials.

There will be a collage meet-up, during the opening, attendees must sign up via Eventbrite for an hour of community collage making. Due to size constraints, we must limit the size to 4 sessions of 12 people at a time.

Tickets are not required to show up for the opening. Tickets are only for the collage making portion of the event. Please only sign up for one session.

The event is free and materials will be provided. Parking also available. Beer provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. MORE


Give & Get, Make & Share Mail-Art Exchange

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut Street (in Live Oak Park)
Berkeley, California 94709 USA

Give & Get, Make & Share Mail-Art Exchange is a 3 stage project, open to
Stage 1: Throughout April, collageables will be mailed to Berkeley Commonplace by members of the global collage community.
Stage 2: On World Collage Day, at the Premiere Exhibition of Postal Collage Project No.13, new work will be created using the collageables from stage 1.
Stage 3: In the days and weeks following World Collage Day, the newly
created collages will be mailed to all content providers. 

For more information, including on how to participate go HERE.


Celebration by Jeffrey Kelson: An Artist’s Response to a Life-Changing Diagnosis

8 May, 10AM-31 May, 3PM
Quadrant Gallery
72 Bakers Road
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122 Australia

Melbourne artist Jeffrey Kelson’s latest exhibition, “Celebration” is a collection of 40 uplifting and life-affirming collages created in response to a recent diagnosis of late-stage pancreatic cancer. A vibrant showcase of mixed media works on canvas, Kelson’s pieces are a testament to life force and vulnerability, capturing the essence of his experiences, both before and after his diagnosis. Through a rich palette of colors and intricate compositions, he provides windows into his journey; reflections on fragility, resilience, energy, and acceptance. Before his diagnosis, Kelson focussed on portraiture and he held a number of exhibitions, including Survivors and Child Survivors at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum and Volunteers at Cabrini Hospital Melbourne. Kelson has dedicated “Celebration” to the support he is receiving from the Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria, with all proceeds from sales going towards the establishment of their new palliative care unit. “Celebration” celebrates life, art, compassion, and the transformative power of creativity. MORE


Collage Party for Joyce Wieland

Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 1R9 Canada

Richmond Art Gallery presents a Collage Party for adults. Using imagery inspired by the work of Canadian artist Joyce Wieland, participants are invited to cut and paste while you chat, listen to music, and experiment with simple art materials.
Inspired by the current Hazel Meyer exhibition, “The Marble in the Basement,” the focus will be on the Canadian artist who inspired Meyer: Joyce Wieland. Wieland (1930–1998) explored various materials and media as her art became assertively political, engaging with nationalism, feminism, and ecology. Using similar themes as a starting point, gallery staff will share samples and demonstrate how to use cut and ripped posters, photographs, decorative papers, and magazines to develop new collage artworks. Work on solo or collaborative collage pieces, or take a break for a quick casual tour of “The Marble in the Basement.” Registration is required via email due to limited seating. Please indicate how many seats you require in your email to MORE


World Collage Day in Rotterdam courtesy of Come Collage Rotterdam

Willem Buytewechstraat 144a
3038 KB Rotterdam, The Netherlands

“Collage is our medium. Rotterdam is our subject.” Join Come Collage Rotterdam to make some collage postcards and posters. As source material, they will be using a free magazine featuring local cultural events. All materials will be provided. To cover costs, there’s a door price of EUR 3.50 and one mandatory drink per person. Donations for materials are also welcome. MORE


World Collage Day Celebration at the Berkshire Art Center

Berkshire Art Center
13 Willard Hill Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262 USA

Join Berkshire Art Center for a daylong celebration of collage! Cut and paste either in person in theirr studios or via Zoom in various collage workshops throughout the day. The day will close with an Artist Talk followed by a virtual Collage Club meeting where folks from all over the world can cut and paste in a creative and social, virtual environment. Also on view for this special day are two collage shows in the Stairwell Gallery including an exhibit of work created during the annual Collage Marathon and a Collaborative Collage Book project. Sign up for one or all of the workshops in Berkshire Art Center’s World Collage Day series on the BAC website. MORE


5th Annual World Collage Day Postcard Activity

1-11 May
US Postal Service
Seattle, Washington 98043 USA

Again this year, Northwest Collage Society members will exchange postcards. If you would like to join this activity please send John an email at This activity is for current members. All you need to do is create a collage of your choice on a 4 x 6-inch substantial substrate. John will email you the address of your recipient and directions on May 1st. Stamp it and mail it after May 1st but before May 11th. MORE


World Collage Day at Union Street Gallery

Union Street Gallery
1527 Otto Boulevard
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411 USA

Join Geri Biamonte in the Union Street Gallery’s first-floor classroom for a day of collaging. All supplies will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, with a recommended donation of $5. MORE


Behind the Artist: Collage Artists of America’s 2024 World Collage Day Celebration


This year Collage Artists of America (CAA) is celebrating World Collage Day with an event to connect and inspire artists. Everyone is welcome to participate in this online Zoom event, which will be a show-and-tell style discussion. Presentations are open to all. Each artist will have around two minutes to share an image of their work and what inspires them or techniques they enjoy, so everyone who joins will leave with many new ideas. Please email CAA’s Publicity Chair, Lauren, at with an image and title of your artwork to claim a spot. For those who wish to present, registration is first come, first served, with a final deadline of May 3. There is a maximum of 20 presenters. Fill out the Google form linked below or email to register your interest and obtain the Zoom link for the day of the event. MORE


The BIG Community Cut and Paste

Weymouth Drama Club
7 Hope Street
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TU United Kingdom

World Collage Day is an opportunity for communities to get together to make art, connect, and celebrate all things cut and paste. This event is open to the public and free to book. The Southwest Collage Collective is gratefully collecting donations towards community art projects for children and young people. The day will include a live gallery, different collage activities, and resources from the collage community. All resources are included. Or, bring any paper treasure you have at home. Artist Jodie House’s postcard exchange project “Two Sides To A Story” will be available to participate on the day, exchanging artworks with the international collage community. MORE


Ghost Poems

Weymouth Drama Club
7 Hope Street
Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TU United Kingdom

Jake Zawlacki will be cutting up old, tattered comic books and giving them new life in surreal, humorous, and action-packed pages to continue working on his “Ghost Poems” series of comic collages. The series represents the hidden discourse the act of collage can bring to light, making the familiar unfamiliar and the expected a surprise. Where the original comic might be about superheroes and supervillains clashing with a surplus of melodramatic dialogue, “Ghost Poems” works to repurpose the text and form to reveal other truths of the issue, and the medium more broadly.


Journées du Collage

30 March-4 June
Espace Monet Rollinat
2 allée Fernand Maillaud
Fresselines 23450 France

The Journées Internationales du Collage is a 2 months exhibition, the 4th of its kind, showcasing the art of collage in all its diversity and techniques. Professionnals artists as well as amateurs will be showing their work. An audience award will be closing the exhibition. MORE


Collage Fest: Celebrating World Collage Day

Art Club CDMX
Carlos B. Zetina 43, Escandón
Mexico City 061970 Mexico

This gathering aims at collaboration and creative interchange among collectives, artists, and art aficionados. Club Collage’s goal is to cultivate a deeper appreciation for collage as an artistic medium and to highlight its capacity to spark innovative modes of thinking and self-expression. Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities designed to nurture their creativity and deepen their understanding of collage techniques. These activities will include workshops, talks, and presentations led by experienced artists and projects. Attendees will not only learn practical skills but also gain insight into the social-emotional benefits of collage as an art form. By fostering a supportive environment for experimentation and learning, Club Collage aims to inspire individuals to explore their own artistic potential and to form connections with others who share their passion for collage and creative expression. Through these interactions, Club Collage hopes to foster a vibrant community of artists and enthusiasts dedicated to pushing the boundaries of collage as a medium and unlocking its full potential for personal and social transformation. MORE


World Collage Day Brazil 2024

8-11 May

Rede Collage Brasil celebrates World Collage Day for the third consecutive year. This year, the celebration will be an online event, via Zoom, which will begin on May 8th and end on May 11th. It will be a completely free event with meetings, conversations, and workshops with collage artists Eduarda Alves (@dudae33), Diego Prosen (@diegoprosen), Elisa Paula Cardoso (@ilustre.elisa) and Regina Corrêa (@reginapscorrea). For more information, visit their Instagram @redecollagebrasil where they have the full schedule listed. MORE


Across the Country: Brazilian Collage Society and its Ambassadors Celebrate World Collage Day

CELPI in Rio de Janeiro (and 12 other event locations across the country)
Rua Bambina 160 Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro 22251-050 Brazil

The Sociedade Brasileira de Colagem will celebrate World Collage Day 2024 with the “SBC Ambassadors”. They invited eleven artists from different cities in Brazil to promote SBC World Collage Day in their respective cities and they will have thirteen meetings across the country. Two of the gatherings will be led by the management group of the Sociedade Brasileira de Colagem, in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Some meetings will require registration due to limited space and participants interested in these specific meetings will have the registration links highlighted on the Sociedade Brasileira de Colagem website. The meetings will be open to the public of all artists levels. The group has chosen climate change as a topic to guide their dynamics during the meetings. Art, and collage in particular, can be one of the strategies for greater awareness and reflection on this issue that is so urgent in our lives. The Sociedade Brasileira de Colagem meetings will be free. Supplies will be provided and you’re welcome to bring your own materials and tools to use or share. MORE


Collage the Base!!

Alameda Naval Air Museum
2151 Ferry Point, Building 77
Alameda, California 94051 USA

Facilitated by Lindsey Friman (@late bloomer collage), in partnership with the Alameda Naval Air Museum, this event will be a call for local collage artists who want to collaborate on a large public collage artwork and be a part of a more cohesive collage community in the SF East Bay Area. This event will also be open to children or novice collage artists. They will be setting up two large airplane silhouettes for two collages. One on the tarmac between the museum and Radium Runway and another inside the Museum itself. The goal is to create two large-scale collages on these bases, using scanned archival imagery provided by the Naval Air Museum. The final works will either be displayed at the museum, or auctioned off in a fundraising effort. There will be materials for smaller-scale projects also related to the history of the Naval Air Station, and inspired by the archival imagery from the Naval Air Museum Library. MORE


Open Call for Soul Garden

19 April-15 May

Agnieszka Zając invites you to submit a collage for this online open call. 30 collages announced on 16 May at 6PM BST (1700 UTC) will be included in the collage art zine. Zając writes, “A soul garden is a way of thinking about nurturing your inner well-being. You can “cultivate” positive emotions, mindfulness, and a sense of purpose through activities like spending time in nature, meditation, or creative pursuits. Just as a garden needs tending to in order to produce beautiful blooms and healthy plants, our souls need nourishment and attention to cultivate inner peace, compassion, and wisdom. Many plants hold symbolism in different cultures and religions. For example, lilies are often associated with purity and innocence in Christianity, while lotus flowers represent enlightenment in Buddhism.” Read the Instagram post for submission guidelines. MORE


Irony & Collage

11 May, 10PM-15 May, 7PM
Italian Collagists Collective & Museo Nuova Era
Via Arcivescovo Vaccaro 41 and Via Dei Gesuiti, 13
Bari 70100 Italy

To celebrate World Collage Day, the Italian Collagists Collective offers a special workshop aimed at creating collages based on the theme “Irony & Collage.” The participants will all meet together, online and in person, to create their collages. The prints of the collages created will be donated to Kolaj Magazine as a sign of thanks for what it does for the world of collage. The Italian Collagists Collective will create a video of the Irony & Collage workshop which will be disseminated through all the communication channels of the collective. From 13-15 May the video will be broadcast at the Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Museo Nuova Era, during the presentation of the book The Thousand Faces of Poverty, edited by Roberta Guarna. The book follows the international call promoted during World Collage Day 2023 and World Poverty Day. MORE


Get a LIFE! Celebrate World Collage Day with the Atlanta Collage Society

20 May-22 July 2024
North Shallowford Annex
4470 North Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 USA

Atlanta Collage Society celebrates World Collage Day with a vintage magazine collage challenge: “Get a LIFE!” Participating artists will create one or more collages using only 10 pages from vintage issues of LIFE magazine. Resulting works will be unveiled during a Show & Share during the group’s July meeting. MORE


2nd Collage Café

18 May, 2-5PM
Ateliê Casarão
R: Dr. Almeida, nº265 – Centro
Jundiai, Sao Paulo 13201-040 Brazil

Celebrating World Collage Day a week later, Collagista Luis Gustavo Guimarães will give a presentation on World Collage Day and the importance of collage as a language. Multidisciplinary artist Beatriz Pastorini Nogueira and other artists will lead a collage workshop in which participants will create surreal and poetic images and compositions, but without adhering them to a substrate. Each work will be taken to the street around Ateliê Casarão and the artists and participants will carry out an urban intervention with collage on one of the external walls, creating an exhibition in the city. While participants are engaged with the world of collage, visual artist ROFFA (Brazil x Netherlands) will produce a Mural. MORE


Two Scribes Festival: Analog Collage Workshop and Reception

Vlassky Dvur
Kutna Hora 284 01 Czech Republic

Taking place during a festival of writing, paper, and calligraphy in the medieval town of Kutná Hora, artist Helena Čubová will lead a workshop on analog collage. Čubová writes, “Even though every art has its own procedures and techniques, which it is good to discover so that the result is worth it, with collage, paradoxically, absolutely everything is allowed, there are no boundaries and no limits. A collage can be a story, a confession, a joke, classic art, or conceptual, everything can be a collage as well as a poem or a grotesque.” Čubová will also have work on display at the exhibition “Helena Čubová: Rest in a room” in the Lower Chapel of the Vlašské dvor through June 2024. An opening reception will take place on World Collage Day at 6PM. MORE


Collaging the Self

11 May
Xưởng Tay Thở
66/10 Phạm Ngọc Thạch, P.6, Q.3
Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam

Artist Tran Tran will host two activities for World Collage Day. A generative workshop on how to explore the construction of self through visual and poetry collaging practice. How do we make space to recognize and appreciate different facets of our identities? How can we apply collage as a tool to celebrate the wholeness-in-patching of the self? And a panel on how to incorporate collaging activities in educational setting. MORE

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Past World Collage Day Events