Collage

Practising the art of handmade collage since 2017 and member of the Birmingham Collage Collective since 2018 – bio here. I discovered a passion for analogue collage through artist Hazel Pitt's Exploring Photomontage course at the mac, followed by monthly sessions at Stirchley Collage Club. My magazine collection from many years as a print journalist has come in very useful.

Works in progress and finished pieces are posted to @editoriat on Instagram.

Shows and publications

  • Life on Lockdown – five collages included in Birmingham Museums Trust archive display at Thinktank; two collages included in Life on Lockdown video – exhibition/video, June 2021
  • Februllage – a collage a day challenge in response to prompts by Edinburgh Collage Collective and Scandinavian Collage Museum, February 2021
  • 'Toxic Hands', 'Distancing' and 'Dead Not Buried' – zine of Covid-19 collages by Ken Banks, August 2020
  • Community Routes collage booklet (PDF) – walk and collage kit project by Claire Cotterill for Roundhouse Birmingham and the Canal and River Trust,  November 2020
  • Provide zine launch: Birmingham Collage Collective edition and group exhibition – Attic Brewery, November 2019
  • When In Birmingham and Eyelines & Skylines – CLIPS: Birmingham Collage Collective first group show, April 2019
  • Magazine messages (set of three) – Illustrated Brum x PMT @ Impact Hub Brum, March 2019
  • When In Birmingham and Hairy Stamens – Group winter show @ Artefact, Stirchley, Nov-Dec 2018
  • Curious Creature/ Riso Rabbit – Risobook 1 @ Artefact, Stirchley, Sept-Oct 2018

Artist bio

Fiona Cullinan is an emerging artist working in analogue handmade collage. She is a founding member of the Birmingham Collage Collective with work shown in group exhibitions and publications. Her background in magazine journalism and copy editing drew her to collage where she explores themes of memory, diaries, privacy, feminism and ageing in her work.

Alongside collage, Fiona has an art-walking practice and is a co-founder of Walkspace.uk, an art-walking collective in the West Midlands. During the 2020 lockdown she developed the Extreme Noticing methodology for exploring and redefining suburban environments, and continues her ongoing Perambulate With Me project of walks alone and with others.

She is based in Stirchley, south Birmingham.

Collage blog posts