7th November - 3rd January
Our Christmas show this year is an exploration of art made in paper. This versatile and inexpensive material can be used in quirky and subversive ways, and in these thrifty times it is exciting to demonstrate that great art can be made from humble materials.
The collection of work by contemporary makers includes folded paper, paper cuts, collage, papier mache, origami, paper sculpture and even wallpaper.
Paper is an ancient medium and artists today use it as an expressive material. A few deft cuts and folds and a flat sheet of paper is transformed into a piece of sculpture. Unwanted paper is recycled and given a new lease of life. Beautiful 3D objects and structures are made from paper pulp.
Cut & Fold demonstrates some of the processes and skills involved in making art from paper. Large and small, there’s something for everybody, from giant paper installations to tiny paper corsages. Come and see, be amazed by the potential of paper.
Richard Sweeney, one of our participating artists, has used the preview card to design a modular sculpture. Why not leave your 'mark' in the gallery by adding to the sculpture.
This exhibition has been specially curated for New Brewery Arts and includes work by internationally renowned artists from the USA, Japan, Holland and France as well as our own UK talent:
Luis Acosta, Claire Brewster, Tracey Bush, Sarah Cant, Jennifer Collier, Beatrice Coron,
Magie Hollingworth, Elisabeth Lecourt, Hannah Lobley, Miriam Londono, Jayme McGowan,
Helen Musselwhite, Ingrid Siliakus, Gerlof Smit, Justine Smith, Ferry Staverman,
Susan Stockwell, Richard Sweeney, Thurle Wright, Kumoi Yajima
Events linked to Cut & Fold
Let the allure of the book find you in a weekend devoted to celebrating the world of artists’ books. There will be an Artists’ Book Market, book making workshops, demonstrations and artist talks. We invite you to discover the charm, immediacy and immersive fascination of artists’ books, to turn over a new leaf and think about books in ways you’ve never experienced.
A35 Contemporary bookmaking 14 November morning
A36 Contemporary bookmaking 14 November afternoon
A37 Artists' bookmaking 15 November
Paper Crafts Workshops
Join us for paper workshops and festive craft workshops that will help you on your way to a fantastic Christmas. Workshops include:
A01 Paper Lanterns 26 November
A02 Paper Cut Cards 3 December
A38 Couture millinery 'paper corsages' 7 November
A69 Paper quilling morning
A70 Paper quilling afternoon
A71 Contemporary bookmaking 5 December morning
A72 Contemporary bookmaking 5 December afternoon
Drop in and wrap your Christmas present on 17 December from 6.30-8.30pm - no charge, but donations are welcome!