Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage
Friday 25th Aug – EXTENDED Saturday 23RD Sept, 2023

@ Patricia Fleming Gallery
4 Oxford Lane, Glasgow G5 9ER

Upcoming Event:

“Becoming Rain” Performance by Jen Denike

Saturday 16th September, 4.30-6pm
Live Performance by Jen DeNike
This Event is Free, but Ticketed

Exhibition Dates

Friday 25th August – Saturday 23rd September, 2023

Visiting Hours

Tue: By Appointment (12.00-17.00)
Wed, Fri, Sat: 12.00 – 17.00
Thu (late night): 12.00 – 19.00 

*Please scroll down for Access Information

Funded by Creative Scotland and Art Fund, and with invaluable in kind support from Patricia Fleming Gallery

‘Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage’ is a publication, residency and survey exhibition.

Exhibition Description

Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage brings together new and existing works, alongside special commissions to showcase collage in an expanded field, incorporating multimedia, sculpture, sound and performance art. Displaying over twenty collage works by 14 womxn artists, this exhibition challenges the notion of collage as a fixed category or form—instead revealing collage as a feminist praxis of transformation, rupture, and collision.

Commissioned works will be presented by 16NSt resident artists’ Edie BakerGabrielle Lockwood Estrin, and Hannan Jones, developed in-situ at Patricia Fleming Gallery, along with a collage installation and performance from Jen DeNike (16th Sep), exhibiting the artist’s work in Scotland for the first time.

New and historic work will be shown by Sam AinsleyClaire BarclayBarbara F. KendrickJanie NicollKate V. Robertson, and Catherine Street.

Significant existing works will be displayed by Louise HopkinsZoë MendelsonVictoria Morton, and Alberta Whittle

Curated by Aga Paulina Młyńczak and Nell Cardozo with support from Kelly Rappleye (16NSt Curatorial Collective), Sam Ainsley (artist and former Head of Glasgow School of Art’s MFA) and artist Janie Nicoll, this survey exhibition hosted by Patricia Fleming Gallery displays a diverse repertoire of over twenty collage works, several of which have never been shown before.

By putting multimedia sculptural installations together with paper works, Młyńczak and Cardozo aim to expand the notion of what contemporary collage can do. Displaying work from womxn artists at various stages in their careers who use expanded collage processes, this exhibition aims to create an inter-generational feminist dialogue.

16NSt’s Rupture, Rapture: Womxn in Collage project comprises an emerging artists’ residency and publication alongside this exhibition to trace an alternative, feminist lineage of collage in everyday practices by womxn and queer communities, which have traditionally been refused art historical recognition, from scrapbooking to collage poetry. These homegrown acts of cultural transformation inform the ethos of cross-media experimentation and re-assemblage of everyday material that is shared across the works in this exhibition.


Opening night (Thursday 24th August) will launch the limited-release publicationRUPTURE, RAPTURE, featuring rarely-seen collage works by Maud Sulter alongside a critical survey of contemporary womxn’s collage in Scotland, framed by a curatorial discussion from Młyńczak and Cardozo in ‘More than Cut and Paste: a curatorial conversation, texted’. The publication, designed by Phoebe Kerr, also shares a collage image from prolific Glasgow band Comfort’s latest music video ‘Real Woman’, with essays on the use of collage in queer and feminist activism, the politics of feminist collaboration and mothering in the arts sector, reflections from Teri Henderson on curating a collection of US Black collage art, and collaged ‘Artist Statements’ from 16NSt resident artists Hannan Jones and Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin accompanied by an editorial contribution by Rappleye.

Access Information

Access Information

This information is crucial for individuals with varying accessibility requirements to understand what to expect when visiting 16NSt exhibition ‘Rupture, Rapture Womxn in Collage’ at Patricia Fleming Gallery. It’s an effort to ensure that the project is as inclusive and welcoming as possible for all visitors.

How to find us:

You enter the gallery via Oxford Lane, and either by the large gate (4 Oxford Lane), which takes you to the Front Entrance, or by the Accessible Entrance (3 Oxford Lane), a door to the left of the gate. Please find a PDF with a visual access guide below.

Audio Labels:

These are available to download here.

Image: Event Poster, Designed by Phoebe Kerr (2023)

Front page image: Home-body/Kitchen Table Solo Show (2020 – 23) by Zoë Mendelson