Cut & Post - 2018

2018 Open Submission Project inspired by Vintage Postcards

Cut & Post announcement

ECC and @moif_collage would like to express our profound thanks to all the talented collage artists around the world who contributed to our ‘Cut & Post’ project.

We were completely overwhelmed by the response. Over 1400 individual pieces of work were submitted and the standard was incredibly high. Obviously, this made the selection process extremely difficult since only 24 pieces could go on to be printed as part of our first postcard set. Each of the four person selection panel considered every submission and then produced their own shortlist of 50. They then met and compared these shortlists. After much passionate debate, the final 24 were agreed on. A big thanks to both Leeleelaluna and Kieran madden for being part of our panel and for their tireless energy!

The artists selected have now been notified and we are moving on to producing our postcard set.

List of artists
César Solís Vega  (Precipicio)
Errin Ironside (Upsideironside)
Eugenia Condef
Emma Sutherland
Frances Ryan (Little Pink Dog)
Juan Carlos
Juliette Pestel
Kieran Madden
Keith Childress (CottonKomet)
Kellette Elliott
Lo Súper
Margot de Korte
Mark Watkins
Miranda Millward (Scissorspaperpaste)
Ross Dalziel (scottieboyross)
Sam Kennedy
Vincent La Scala
Wolves of Suburbia

Because of the astonishing response, we are currently exploring ways in which we might be able to expand the outcome of the project. Please look out for an announcement in the near future.

In the meantime, thanks again to all those who took part. It was a privilege to to view so much collage work of such wide range and such high quality.

We will be producing 100 sets of 24 limited edition postcards. If you would like to pre-purchase a set please contact either Edinburghcollagecollective via or moif_collage.  A release date to be confirmed shortly. Once released, please visit our ECC shop here on the site.




Open Submission Project 2018 ‘Cut and Post’ is NOW CLOSED.

Edinburgh Collage Collective and Mark Murphy (moif_collage)

Analogue Postcard Collages
Edinburgh Collage Collective and Mark Murphy (moif_collage) joined forces for an exciting new Open Submission Project. We were looking for analog collages based on the good old-fashioned picture postcard. We will now be selecting just 24 of these for a small limited edition set of postcards of our own. These will be printed on top quality archival paper and tastefully packaged.

In addition, a wider range of submitted work still be featured via our social media channels. We will endeavor to showcase as many postcard collages as possible.
To submit your work please tag us in at #cutandpost on Instagram or email

Project Specifications
You may choose to use the postcard in any formation, such as incorporating it into a collage or collaging within the constraints the postcard itself.

You may submit more than one collage for consideration but no more than one piece per artist will be selected for the limited edition set.

Project Deadline NOW CLOSED
Saturday 20 October 2018

Selected Work
The artists selected for the postcard set will be contacted directly by email and announced publicly through the ECC website:

If your work is selected you will be asked to email a high-resolution 300dpi image of your collage. The image file must be named with the title of the artwork and the artist’s name. Please also provide a current website address.

Any questions, please email:

We envisage producing a limited edition of 100 sets of postcards. Each selected artist will receive one set of postcards but will be required to cover the cost of postage.

The remaining sets of postcards will be made available to buy with any proceeds used to help cover the costs of the project.


2017 Open Submission Project inspired by the vinyl record

Our ECC Vinylism exhibition was an international selection of collages from our 2018 Open Submission Project. The theme of our 2018 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 selected over 100 of the best of these for the exhibition.

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

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, analog 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.

G.L.U.E - 2017

2018 Open Submission Project inspired by the envelope

Our ECC G.L.U.E exhibition was an international selection of collages from our 20178 Open Submission Project. The theme of our 2018 project was the envelopes.

In 2017 ECC issued a call for collages from artists and creatives around the world using the envelope as a basis for making work. Within a few weeks we’d received over 130 submissions from as far afield as Australia, Canada, Los Angeles and Peru.

As the submissions rolled in we launched a social media campaign – #envelopeproject – to encourage a global audience to interact with our collective and the medium of collage online. We are now excited to be presenting these works in an exhibition at The Tent Gallery in Edinburgh this June.

In the current social and political climate, we, as a collective, think it is more important than ever to forge international links with other artists. Our starting point is creating a dialog around the medium of collage; its history as a process, its ability to inspire change and its continuing relevance in our digital age.