Envelope Project

Edinburgh Collage Collective (ECC) members are excited to announce a new participatory project which aims to encourage global collaborations and connections through the medium of collage.

‘The Envelope project’ is an open submission project open to all; whether you are a contemporary artist, a student or a complete beginner, if you are passionate about collage then we want to hear from you!!

Stage One: 
An online project which shares images of work to encourage participation and discussions around contemporary collage and its relevance in our current global, political, cultural and social climate. We want to see how collage as a medium is used around the world and share it with the wider audience. 

Stage Two:
A selection of submissions will be chosen to take part in stage two of the project which will take place this summer. Selected collages will be chosen to be exhibited in an exhibition in Edinburgh (Dates and venue to be announced soon). 
Selected artists will be asked to post their work to ECC headquarters in Edinburgh and will be exhibited as part of this exciting group show, and the first of its kind in Scotland.
During the show we will also be hosting a series of envelope collage workshops encouraging all ages and abilities to come and create and experiment with this fun medium!

Using the envelope as a starting point, we want to see collages that use the envelope in some shape or form. Whether you cut and paste directly on or into an envelope, you can use part or all of the envelope or even make your own. 
Themes to get your inspiration flowing; travel, communication, postal vs digital communication, globalisation in the digital age, traveling to the past/future, the lost history of the written letter. 
Check out some of the ECC members’ envelope collages below to see how we have begun to interpret the theme.

What we need:

We want to see images of your collages! All submissions will be shared on the ECC website and social media channels ( Facebook & instagram)

Send images of your work to
images must be jpeg format maximum 1mb.

Deadline FRIDAY APRIL 28th 5pm GMT.


One of our ECC members Denny Hunter recently set up Artobotic, which are machines that vend original, mini artworks from mechanical vending machines. 

The concept behind Artobotic is to create affordable, original artworks from a vending machine and to promote artists work and practice by vending tiny editions of their work in key venues. A number of the ECC's  artists are in collaboration with Artobotic and are actively producing artworks to support this creative project.
Please check out the webite at:

Skylark Exhibition

Images from ECC's  exhibition at The Skylark bar in Portobello. 
Great show with lots of fantastic work sold.




AUGUST 9TH - 11TH 10am - 4pm 

Edinburgh Collage Collective (ECC) will be hosting a ‘Live Collage’ event over three days during August in 
Gallery 2, St Margaret’s House Edinburgh. 

The event will coincide with A-I-R 15/16 Exhibition and will see one of the large gallery walls develop into
 an evolving collage over the course of the event, culminating in a reveal of the final work during the private view on Thursday 11th.

Using traditional ‘cut and paste’ collage techniques, members of ECC will actively begin to cover the wall in an evolving collage artwork. ECC encourages members of the public to participate in the event and we welcome people of all ages and abilities to join in! Local groups who support adults/children with specific learning needs or disabilities are particularly encouraged to come along and put their creative mark on this exciting project! The event will be supervised at all times by ECC members and all materials are provided.

 About Edinburgh Collage Collective
ECC is a non for profit Art Collective comprising of a group of collage artists that share a similar creative vision in their methods, materials and/or visual narratives.

The collective and its nine members are rapidly building an online presence through the website and social media channels which share the work of our artist members as well as encourage others to engage and participate in the work we produce.

Through the collective’s regular meetings, we actively collaborate on collage projects as well as discuss our plans for the future of the collective and how to achieve our collective aims. Our aim as a small artist run collective is to actively encourage a dialogue around ‘contemporary collage’ and the benefits that socially engaged practice can have on the local community.

As well as organising ECC members exhibitions, site- specific projects and events, we are also committed to organising community events which allow for collaboration between ECC members and the general public. Our aim is for these events to reach out to a diverse section of the public, including disadvantaged groups and Edinburgh-based charities and organisations.

ECC Members
Rhed Fawell | Rebekah MacRobert | Denny Hunter | Sarah Bissell | Lauren McLaughlin | Emily Moore | Nikkita Ni Muireagain | Mairi Timoney | Megan Elizabeth Taylor

Contact ECC
Rhed Fawell

About St Margaret’s House
St. Margaret's House 151 London Road Edinburgh
+44 (0)131 661 1924