Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Vinylism.



03 - 14 JULY

THE TENT GALLERY
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
PRIVATE VIEW
Wed 4 July 6.00pm
EXHIBITION 3 - 14 JULY

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Edinburgh Collage Collective (ECC) present 
Vinylism.

Vinylism is an international selection of collages from ECC 2018 Open Submission Project.
The theme of this year’s project was the vinyl record. Once ubiquitous, now niche, the vinyl record inspired over 200 submissions to the project from artists around the world. ECC has selected over 100 of the best of these for the exhibition.





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Press Release

Edinburgh Collage Collective (ECC) are delighted to present our new exhibition Vinylism.


Vinylism is an international selection of collages from our 2018 Open Submission Project. The theme of this year’s project was the vinyl record. Once ubiquitous, now niche, the vinyl record inspired over 200 submissions to the project from artists around the world. ECC has selected over 100 of the best of these for the exhibition.

Alongside Vinylism we will also present a smaller collection of work from a handful of specially invited artists who we think represent some of the finest collagists working today.

The combined exhibition will showcase the rich and diverse range of contemporary collage processes and celebrate the sharing of inspiration as artists connect and forge ideas globally.

In the lead up to this exhibition, there will be a preliminary event at the Edinburgh Central Libary from 11-30 May where we will be displaying a small selection of the works, alongside a collage workshop on Saturday 12th May.








Mark Watkins
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Why vinyl?

After our 2017 project – based on the theme of the envelope – drew a huge response and led to our successful G.L.U.E exhibition, ECC was encouraged to create its second annual Open Submission Project – this time exploring the vinyl record as a basis for making work.

Like collage, the vinyl record is a physical, analogue medium. It is both an art object in its own right and a mechanism for expressing ideas. This commonality made it an ideal subject for our project.
The response was overwhelming, with submissions from as far afield as Australia, Canada and Peru. The works vary widely in style and process but all share the same two strands of visual DNA - collage and the vinyl record.




Rhed Fawell
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Who are we?

Edinburgh Collage Collective was set up with the aim of connecting and working with collage artists, locally and globally, through online showcasing, open submission projects, exhibitions, workshops and organised collaborations.

In the current social and political climate, ECC believes it is more important than ever to forge international links with other artists. Our primary focus is initiating a dialogue around the medium of collage. We want to explore its history as a process, its ability to inspire change and its continuing relevance.

The digital age has allowed us to forge connections with other collage communities, paving the way for us to share our ideas and process. Creative channels are opened and dialogues are formed through small collaborations or larger community projects. These initiatives build a network of like-minded artists with a shared passion.

We are able to use this virtual digital community to create and assemble a physical collection of collage works which would otherwise never have existed.



Demetrio di Grado
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Pushkinism
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About the Exhibition

Address: The Tent Gallery, Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 
Dates: Private View Wednesday 4 July 6.00 - 9.00pm 
Exhibition Continues: 3 - 14 July 
Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 10.30pm - 4.30pm

Contact ECC: rhed@rhed.co.uk

Instagram: edinburghcollagecollective




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