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Congratulations to our Playing with Pictures contest winners!

August 9th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has shared their photocollages with us so far! Since Playing with Pictures opened you’ve made some amazingly creative contributions, and today we’d like to feature two – submissions from the winners of our July draw for free tickets to the AGO!

Please join us in congratulating Grazyna Stryjek and Anar Hassam Michon, who will each receive two free general admission tickets. Check out their collages:

Winterland by Grazyna Stryjek

Within the walls of San Miguel de Allende by Anar Hassam Michon

Don’t worry though, you still have a chance to win! We will have one more draw for tickets, so keep posting or sending us your creations. You can download our Playing with Pictures templates, or make your own original collages. Just post them to our Flickr page, or email them to yourvoice@ago.net.

Congratulations to our first Playing with Pictures contest winners!

July 7th, 2010

Thanks to everyone who has shared their photocollages with us so far! Since Playing with Pictures opened last month you’ve made some amazingly creative contributions, and today we’d like to feature two – submissions from the winners of our June draw for free tickets to the AGO!

Please join us in congratulating Romeo D. and Manuela Wenger, who will each receive two free general admission tickets. Check out their collages:

G8 + plus by Romeo D.

G8 + plus by Romeo D.

The King and Queen by Manuela Wenger

Don’t worry though, there are still more chances to win! We will have two more draws for tickets, so keep posting and sending us your creations. You can download our Playing with Pictures templates, or make your own original collages. Just post them to our Flickr page, or email them to yourvoice@ago.net.

Society Cut-Ups: Victorians and the Art of Photocollage (Audio)

June 18th, 2010

Elizabeth Siegel

Playing with Pictures exhibition curator Liz Siegel explores the whimsical and sometimes surreal world of Victorian photocollage. By cutting up photographic portraits and pasting them into elaborate watercolor scenes they painted, aristocratic British women made work that is at once perfectly Victorian and ahead of its time, challenging both photographic convention and societal tradition. 

Elizabeth Siegel is the Associate Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago.

Recorded: Saturday, June 5, 2010 @ Marvin Gelber Prints and Drawings Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario
Duration: 51:41

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Play with Pictures and Win!

June 4th, 2010

Untitled page from the Gough Album, late 1870s

Big ducks, small pond. Created by Kendra Ainsworth.

Modified from: Kate Edith Gough (English, 1856–1948)
Untitled page from the Gough Album, late 1870s
Collage of watercolor and albumen prints
V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage opens this Saturday, June 5.

Make your own Photocollages

Download these templates to make your own photocollages, either digitally or with good old scissors and glue.

Share your Photocollages

We’d love to see photocollages that you’ve created, either with our Playing with Pictures templates or your own originals. Whether they’re sketches, scrapbook pages or photoshopped creations: post ‘em to our Flickr group or email them to yourvoice@ago.net

Bonus: for those of you kind enough to share, we’ll have monthly draws for a set of 2 free AGO tickets throughout the duration of the show (June through September), so post or send us your images for a chance to win.

PDF Templates

Download some artwork from the exhibition to get started!
Right click and select “Save File As” or “Save Link As” to download each file.