The Red Project

By Dinah Beeston, PPA President

The date for hanging our Red Tent at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability is approaching very quickly.  North Sydney Council has invited us to participate in The Red Project celebrating creative women in North Sydney which is open from 3 to 18 March.


Our committee and assistants have been working very hard to make all the paper necessary for the tent walls, the roof and the cupola.

We’ve beaten, and mixed, and poured, and pressed, and dried the sheets, which are different shapes and sizes and a variety of reds, using recycled paper and plant fibre, and chemical dyes.

The whole project has involved a lot of discussion, sharing of ideas, experimentation, passing on of experience and knowledge, and a great deal of collaboration and cooperation between members.  This is the message that we found in the novel “The Red Tent” which we used for inspiration.

Pressing the smaller sheets for the cupola

Smaller sheets for quilt


In addition to the tent itself, members have been making smaller sheets which will be made into a quilt which will showcase a variety of types of papers and ways of decorating them.

We are now at the stage of working out the logistics to erect our tent and then setting it up in the Artist Studio at the Coal Loader.

Come to the exhibition and see what we’ve been doing for the last three months.

Working on the logistics

Webmaster Note: Whilst over at Primrose Park recently I managed to sneak a few pictures of some of the paper being made and some of the colour testing.  Enjoy!

So how is it going to look once constructed?  Well, get yourself along to the exhibition and find out.  Full details coming soon.

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