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Descriptive tour and workshop consisting of a 90 minute tour in the morning, followed by a lunch break and a 2.5 hour practical workshop in the afternoon. Guides, chairs and refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Free but booking essential. To book contact the Information Desk on 0131 624 6560 or email informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org

Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage is the first survey exhibition of collage ever to take place anywhere in the world. Collage is often described as a twentieth-century invention, but this show spans a period of more than 400 years and includes more than 250 works.

A huge range of approaches is on show, from sixteenth-century anatomical ‘flap prints’, to computer-based images; work by amateur, professional and unknown artists; collages by children and revolutionary cubist masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris; from nineteenth century do-it-yourself collage kits to collage films of the 1960s. Highlights include a three-metre-long folding collage screen, purportedly made in part by Charles Dickens; a major group of Dada and Surrealist collages, by artists such as Kurt Schwitters, Joan Miró, Hannah Höch and Max Ernst; and major postwar works by Henri Matisse, Robert Rauschenberg, and Peter Blake, including the only surviving original source photographs for Blake’s and Jann Haworth’s iconic, collaged cover for the Beatles’ album Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Exhibition run
Until 27 October

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The galleries offer a monthly artist led tours and practical workshops. The programme offers a descriptive tour of an exhibition with an artist led tour in the afternoon.

How to Book


Organiser:
National Galleries of Scotland
Organiser Phone:
0131 624 6560
Organiser Email:
informationdesk@nationalgalleries.org
Organiser Website:
http://www.nationalgalleries.org

Venue

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Modern Two

Phone number:
0131 624 6200
Email:
gmainfo@nationalgalleries.org
Venue website:
http://www.nationalgalleries.org

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Contact for access information:
communities@nationalgalleries.org or call 0131 624 6560

Euan's Guide web page for Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Modern Two


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