Queering Collage

In-Person, Rideau Building, (Queen's University, 207 Stuart Street)
20 October and 17 November (additional dates to come)
1–4 pm

Create and connect with community!

Join us at this free monthly, drop-in session led by artist and educator Alyssa Vernon of Queer Collage Collective. Each month, Alyssa guides conversations and leads collage activities centered around topical issues with a queer, anti-oppressive focus.

All materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary! However, you are welcome to bring additional materials such as photos and newspaper clippings to make your collages more personal.

Queer Collage Collectives, 2022

Queer Collage at Agnes, 2023. Photo Garrett Elliott

Portrait of Alyssa Vernon standing in front of a body of water. They are wearing sun glasses and have a smile on their face.

Portrait of Alyssa Vernon


Alyssa Vernon (she/her), born in Hamilton, Ontario, is a Jamaican & Guyanese collage artist currently based in Kingston, Ontario. Alyssa is a passionate Black and queer teacher and learner who incorporates collage into educational spaces to blend creativity into learning, while imagining futures where everyone is free.

Alyssa works through her lived experiences whilst collaging, pulling from themes of Black girlhood, (un)belonging, queer liberation, and community; whilst reflecting on Black histories to help imagine liberatory Black futures. Through her collages, Alyssa intends for Black people, particularly Black women, to feel like their stories and experiences matter and have value, to feel represented and seen, and to promote healing and love.

Alyssa is also the Co-Founder and lead programmer of Queer Collage Collective (QCC). QCC is a queer-led, anti-oppressive arts collective for healing and the strengthening of mental health. Follow and get in touch with QCC to see the work Alyssa is up to currently: @queercollagecollectives

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