Category Archives: Artist Reviews

An exploration of various artists and their work.

Dramatic decaying flowers by Tiffanie Turner

In 2019 California-based artist, Tiffanie Turner, held a solo exhibition entitled ‘What Befell Us’ which explored the notion of aging, imperfection and perishability.  Using Italian crepe paper she created massive blossoms, many spanning more than 1 1/2 meters across. In … Continue reading

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Focusing on Naomi Kobayashi

Born in 1945, Japanese artist Naomi Kobayashi uses material such as Japanese paper, cotton and paper thread to create installations that speak of cycles of life, death and regeneration. Her education includes 4 years (1965-1969) studying textile printing and weaving … Continue reading

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Book hinge demo with Cynthia McGuirl

This step-by-step video shows how Cynthia uses Kozo paper to make hinged book pages / covers.  What we especially like is her method of registering the pieces for measuring, cutting and assembly.  Some good tips for the bookmakers amongst us. … Continue reading

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How a passion for paper was first ignited at Primrose

By PPA member Juliette Rubensohn Blue Apple Art Studios, Unisson Disability, Terrey Hills If you had been at Primrose on a Friday morning between 2001 and 2005, you would have regularly seen a group of 4 to 5 happy enthusiasts … Continue reading

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Focusing on: Ashley Yeo

Encompassing drawings and art objects, Ashley Yeo’s practice stems from private thoughts and ontological questioning.  She is  interested in maintaining a relationship with nature. Her practice revolves around themes of lightness and slowness, beautifully portrayed both through her drawings and … Continue reading

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NEW member gallery pages

An avid traveller, our member Bonnie records her journeys through drawing, painting and creating travel journals. Add to this the fact that she is also a printmaker and enjoys photography.  Not content with with just taking photographs she personalizes them … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries

Our member, Brenda, was invited to be in this ‘quarantine’ film by artist and film maker Belgin Yucelen. ‘Quarantine Diaries’ 23 creators, 10 countries‘. What a fabulous initiative.

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A Pull to the Centre

By PPA member, Suzie Shaw Writing this in quiet isolation in Tea Gardens I have no diaries to draw on so I will focus on the most recent trip I made to Central Australia in September 2019, specifically Ross River … Continue reading

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A note from artist Sally Baldwin

Hello from a fellow paper-maker, currently self isolating in the UK after a trip to Australia to visit our son and to spend a month at an artists’ residency at Big Ci:  Bilpin Centre for Creative Initiatives in Bilpin, NSW.  … Continue reading

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A painterly mark

Our member, Diana, is an expert at applying colour to paper; be it with acrylics, water colours or inks.  And she loves a splash of metallic. We’ve seen some of her beautifully filled hand-made books in the past. We’ve seen … Continue reading

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