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About the Collection

The IMMA Collection is a unique resource which is made available to the public through a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions and projects. Collection Exhibitions may explore the work of an individual artist, or address a theme or historic period.

Inspired by Peter Hutchinson and his artwork Botanical Gardens from the IMMA Collection, this week we invite you to make a photo collage.

Peter Hutchinson is a British-born artist who lives in the United States and is often associated with some of the art movements from the 1960s and the 1970s, such as Land Art. Sculpture, photography, collage and text are part of his art practice. He became a master gardener and process photographer who explores nature and language in his artwork. One important element of Hutchinson’s work has been photo collage where many different photographs of nature are combined to form the perfect paradise.

This week we encourage you to source and collect many different images of nature and combine these to create your ideal landscape or garden.

What you will need:

  • Strong paper or card.
  • Glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Old magazines or photographs.

Make your own collage – steps:

  • Get some strong paper or card, glue and scissors.
  • Collect and tear your chosen images from magazines or photographs.
  • Begin to layout images to form your landscape or garden and stick with glue to the page.
  • Continue to build your layers up until you are happy with your composition.


Finally please share your results, your experiments, and artworks with the hashtag #ExploreratHome

About the Artist

Peter Hutchinson b.1930

Peter Hutchinson grew up in rural England and there developed a love and knowledge of plants. Hutchinson attended the University of Illinois and moved to New York in 1961. Hutchinson has received numerous awards including a Walter Guttman Foundation Grant in 1966, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1975-76, and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1989. Also an enthusiastic gardener, Hutchinson’s garden in Provincetown MA is registered as a wildlife habitat.

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