The Idea

Paula Rego
The Firemen of Alijo (1966)

© Paula Rego

Paula Rego often expressed strange, even nightmarish, interpretations of life in her art. Her earlier collage work, in particular, often included a variety of different images telling different stories of life going on around her. She once said that she was inspired by a range of subjects including songs, nightmares, newspaper stories and sights in the street.

You are going to make a collage that can tell a story about something which is happening in the world today. You will be able to reflect your own feelings about the story through your work. You may already know which story you would like to work with but if not get today's newspaper and cut out stories that catch your eye.