Paper Scissors Rock exhibition opening

Paper exhibition - webCome along to Hawkesbury Regional Gallery’s final exhibition for 2023, Paper Scissors Rock which will open to the public on Friday, 8 December 2023 from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, 10 March 2024.

Light refreshments provided at the opening with bookings are essential via Eventbrite or call the Gallery on 4560 4441.

Paper as a material is at its simplest ordinary, unpretentious; it is functional and efficient. And despite our existence in the ‘digital age’, paper remains a pervasive part of the day to day.

Paper is ordinary and because of this, the ‘possibilities of paper’ in the hands of the creative and inquisitive mind, can be simply extraordinary.

Paper Scissors Rock will explore the contemporary use of ‘paper’, through diverse media including sculpture and installation, video, drawing, painting, collage, photography, and jewellery. It will include some of the most celebrated artists working in contemporary Australian art practice.

The exhibition artists are Jumaadi, Tony Albert, Peter Burke, Tracey Clement, Anna Davern, Todd Fuller, Deborah Kelly, David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton, Mylyn Nguyen, Niomi Sands, Louise Paramor, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Jemima Wyman, Zoe Veness and Tianli Zu. [Image credit: Deborah Kelly The Golden Gaze of Winged Things collage, watercolour and metallic pigments on handmade cotton paper 28 x 19cm. Courtesy the artist and Wagner Contemporary, Sydney.]

And any material can take on the burden of what has been brewing in our consciousness

or sub-consciousness, in our awareness or in our dreams. ANNI ALBERS, Material as metaphor, 1982

The exhibition is accompanied by Cardboard Place, a cost-free drop-in makerspace that is dedicated to all things cardboard and paper. At Cardboard Place, young creatives can make crowns, explore colouring, or let their imagination run wild by adding to the box world installation!

Summer school holiday program

A program of summer school Holiday activities inspired by the exhibition will be facilitated by the Gallery’s experienced art educators. All materials are supplied, and children may take their artwork home.

Marvelous Mobiles, Wednesday 17 January, 10am to midday

Students will develop their skills in origami by constructing a kinetic sculpture from paper planes, puppies, and paper daisies. Suitable for ages 8-12yrs – COST: $15 – Eventbrite booking essential

Collaged Landscapes, Wednesday 24 January, 10am to midday

Students learn to use textured papers and upcycled materials to assemble a collaged landscape of their favourite place in the Hawkesbury. Suitable for ages 8-12yrs – COST: $15 – Eventbrite booking essential

Gallery opening hours are Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, closed Tuesdays, weekends 10am-3pm.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, 1st floor, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor.

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