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About

Mission

Cuts and Paste Gallery aims to increase the knowledge of and appreciation for collage and assemblage through the exhibition of works, hosting of workshops and learning events, and the collection of resources to encourage further collage creation. It is primarily concerned with increasing the visibility of collage and assemblage within the Canadian art community and working exclusively with Canadian artists from it's location in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, NS. 

Meet Rhonda Barrett -
Owner of Cuts and Paste Gallery

Black and white photo of gallery owner, Rhonda Barrett

Rhonda Barrett is a professional artist and supporter of artists, particularly those who work with collage or assemblage. She has been involved in the arts community since 2008 as a dancer, poet, and visual artist in both Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.  She has volunteered with Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC) and was part of Art 1274 Hollis, a local art cooperative in Halifax, NS. In 2020, Barrett started the Canadian Collage Collective (CCC) to document and find artists all across the country working in collage and assemblage. It can be found at www.canadiancollagecollective.ca. 

Her background is in architectural technology, interior design and project management. She has been creating collage and assemblage since 2014 and facilitating workshops since 2016. Most recently, Barret was a visiting artist with the Labrador Creative Arts Festival in Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL.

She hopes that Cuts and Paste Gallery can support the sharing of Canadian collage and assemblage art and artists with folks all over Canada. 

Workshop Events

Workshops are offered as available on various topics related to collage or assemblage and range in price from $30 to $45 per person depending on the topic and duration. Current workshops are here.

 

Personalized workshops can be booked as a service as found on the homepage for a group of up to 6 people.

 

If you have a suggestion for a topic you'd like to learn more about, use our contact page to let us know. 

Cuts and paste Gallery set up for a 6 person collage art class.
The public resource center located within Suite 101, 5663 Cornwallis Street, Cuts and Paste Gallery

Resource Center

The resource center is a fully stocked area of the gallery that contains substrates, glues, cutting tools, magazines, various sorts of papers, mark making tools and washi tapes that the public may access to try collage or to create a special something. 

Open daily during gallery hours, or by appt. on Sundays. 

Passes available for $5 (approx. 3 hour limit per pass)

Cuts and Paste is Canada's 1st gallery offering collage and assemblage ONLY. It currently represents over 20 artists from across Canada from it's North End Halifax location. It offers 

reproductions and originals, postcards, cards and sculpture.

The space is available to rent for collage events, or small group celebrations.

 

It opened in January 2023.

The interior of Cuts and Paste Gallery
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