Exhibition: inTransit

With a wide range of work on display from a group of around 23 artists this exhibition will have something for everyone.  Primrose Paper Arts members Barbara Schey and Brenda Livermore are part of this group and will be exhibiting their art works.

Webmaster Note: I know many of the members of the Untethered group and have visited each of their exhibitions since they formed.  The quality of the pieces has been outstanding, and will be again I’m sure.  Techniques are extremely varied, with many of the members specialising in particular fields.  If you can possibly get yourself there then do so, it’s one not to be missed.

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The IAPMA Bulletin is an annual publication that is created by the members, for members. Our bulletins are professionally designed and printed editions, a tradition since 1986. Each edition contains unique handmade paper. The Bulletin is mailed out every year around March/April.

All members are invited to submit text and images on paper-related themes, articles concerning specific techniques, essays of historical interest, features of contemporary artistic approaches, reports on international developments, as well as interviews and reviews of exhibitions.

Submissions for the next bulletin are due by 1st December 2017, send to editor@iapma.info.

The theme for 2018, Issue 57, is Paper: Conscience & Consciousness.

They welcome:

  • Exhibition reviews
  • Book reviews
  • Articles on your studio/paper mill or travelogs from visits to international or local paper mills/studios
  • Articles on specific paper techniques
  • Contributions on historic and contemporary papermaking and paper art in your local region
  • Upcoming events/exhibitions in 2018 (keeping in mind this will not be distributed until end of March 2018)
  • Member showcases (especially for new members)
  • Images of your paper art and artist statements
  • Articles pertaining to the theme of next year’s Congress, Paper: Conscience & Consciousness.

Guidelines for submissions and further info from editor@iapma.info.

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Testing ideas with denim paper

By PPA member Harriet Watts

Here are some shots of Steph and I making large A2 denim sheets at PPA recently (mid August) using the large vat and hydraulic press.

It was great fun but after a long day we concluded that it would be ideal to have twice as much pulp and use the vat over two days to make more sheets of paper to make it worthwhile.  Cleaning out the large vat is a feat.  We started with 2 full buckets (4 full beats) of denim fibre, but a lot of it is needed simply to pad the tub out, so we ended up with a full bucket at the end of the day!

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We went back in September and I finished off the denim pulp making A3 sheets.  It was great to use the hydraulic press…I love that press! It’s very easy to use if you have a second person there helping you move the heavy sheets onto it.

The A2 sheets are being used to test ideas for an exhibition piece that I’m developing.

The exhibition is called ‘Interpretations V‘ and is part of Design Made, a 3 day event opening 26th Oct in Alexandria.

I’m still working on my piece and here’s an image of the initial testing for the object.

Webmaster Note: We should have details of the exhibition coming shortly, so stay tuned.

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Exhibition: Gentle Reflections

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North Sydney Children’s Festival: Workshop opportunity

Don’t forget our children’s papermaking mini workshops running on:

Sunday 22nd October 11am – 3pm

Click here for more details.

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Hand Papermaking: Art Auction

After over three decades of celebrating and promoting papermaking through publications and portfolios, Hand Papermaking is excited to present their first-ever Art Auction — which will be:

LIVE on Paddle8 between October 17-31

This event features paper-based art items and unique experiences.  Take this opportunity to visit the auction and consider bidding on one or more of its lots — which feature artists like Lesley Dill, Gaylord Schanilec, William Wegman, Jenny Holzer, and many others!

All proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking’s ongoing operations and nonprofit educational and publishing programs.

CLICK HERE for full details of the auction and how to bid.

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Call for Artists

Call for artists
for the
2018 Woollahra Artist in Residence Program

Take advantage of an exciting opportunity to access a creative community, meet other artists and support your own career development.

The 2018 Woollahra Artist in Residence Program is now calling for artists.  The program will provide up to four rent-free, non-residential unfurnished studios for six to nine month terms for artists to work in.

In return for rent-free use of the studio space, the resident artist will devise and deliver a community engagement project reflecting an aspect of life in the local area.

Resident artists are also expected to grant studio access to visitors.  Artist-led projects will require the active participation of Woollahra residents.  During the residency, the artist is also encouraged to pursue their own work.

The Woollahra Artist in Residence Program is based at the EJ Ward Paddington Community Centre

How to apply:

Applicants should read the Woollahra Artist in Residence Program Guidelines(PDF) prior to applying. Information about Woollahra and the local area and community should be used when developing a concept for a creative project.

 Applications will be accepted until Wednesday 15 November 2017

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