Collage Working Club (CWC)
Working space with a focus on collage working techniques, processes and thinking.
Collage Working Club (CWC) is a weekly open workspace for artists working in the medium of paper. Organised in the format of a ‘drop in’, it has both a regular host, whilst also involving the artist community in the sharing of knowledge and skills through workshops, talks and master class sessions. Providing materials, education and connections is the primary aim of CWC, achieving this through the interdisciplinary art of collage as both an art form and a tool for personal growth.
The group is hosted by visual artist Nina Fraser, and occupies the physical space of Art&Craft Refúgio, part of Residências Refúgio and Largo Residências, a cultural and social project in Arroios, Lisbon.
Since it's initiation in October 2022, Collage Working Club has invited national and international artists residing in Lisbon to share their own tools and practices in the form of masterclasses, talks and workshops, to benefit the community in many levels of expertise.
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Bio: Nina Fraser - Teaching / Facilitation
Nina Fraser (1984) b. St. Albans, UK, graduated in Textile Art from Winchester College of Arts (UK) in 2006, and is currently undertaking a Masters level course in Commissioning & Curating Contemporary Public Art from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Living in Portugal since 2014, she works as artistic coordinator of Art & Craft Refúgio - a project integrating migrants and refugees in central Lisbon, with sponsorship from the Gulbenkian PARTIS & Art For Change fund and DG Artes. She has extensive management experience as a grassroots community builder, co-founding a community arts cafe and venue from 2008 - 14. In 2020, she co-produced the online platform SUPERSONIC, through Atelier Concorde and financed by Lisbon City Council FES fund, providing cultural activities to the public while financially supporting artists during the pandemic. Her collages are exhibited worldwide, and have been published in magazines and books, including “Collage Care: Transforming Emotions & Life Experiences” edited by Kanyer Art Collection, 2021. Nina teaches collage workshops and courses nationally and internationally, promoting cultural diversity and exchange, through Institutions, non-profits and independent projects including; LARGO Residências, Lisbon, Portugal; Atelier Concorde, Lisbon, Portugal; Marvila Art District, Lisbon, Portugal; International Sharing School, Oeiras, Portugal; St. Dominic's International School, Portugal; ISMAT Portimão, Portugal; Maison du Peuple de Saint - Gilles, Belgium; University of Southampton, Hampshire, UK; as well as private mentoring.