Collage and Literature Workshop

From page to page, from poetry to collage

Discover the world of collage through the way hero figures are portrayed in contemporary poetry and literature.


Each month, participants explore the history and variations of the technique of collage, from China and the invention of paper 2,000 years ago, up until the present day.

We will pay particular attention to the experimentations of Dada, Braque and Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Wagenschi Mutu and Yinka Shonibare.

In May’s workshop, we will explore the most iconic woman behind every hero, the mother, drawing inspiration from poems dedicated to Thetis, the mother of Achilles, by C P Cavafy, Carol Ann Duffy, and Phoebe Giannisi.

We will use the methods of Tristan Tzara and the Dadaists to create a new collage-poem, juxtaposing contrasting images to illustrate the freedom of the spirit.

Design – Implementation: Maro Michalakakou, Visual Artist
Literary support: Maria Topali, Poet

Thursday 13/05, 18.30

Via Zoom

For adults
Up to 25 participants
Free participation through online pre-registration

Participants will receive a list of recommended materials in advance of the workshop.
The themed events programming Faces of the Hero is realized thanks to the exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.