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Gallery 139  |  Independent Art Gallery 

The Art of Paper

Past 2015 Exhibitions & Events

The Art of Paper


installation view

WED 24 JUN - SAT 11 JUL 2015

OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 27 June, 2-4pm

Paper is used everyday.  We write on it, print on it, read from it, wrap things up in it, flush it down the toilet even; it's been around since ancient Egypt in the third millennium BC.  Yet, most of us take it for granted even though we are continually reminded of it's precious and transient nature.  

Artists are high consumers of this valuable commodity and manipulate it in such delicate and unusual ways to transform it into priceless pieces of artworks that really are worth much more than we realise.  This exhibition brings together a selection of artists who are using paper in ways that excite our senses and remind us not to take for granted this humble medium.

Artists include: Anne McLaughlin, Anne-Maree Hunter, Rieteka Geursen, Alison Pateman, Chris Byrnes, Laura Wilson.

Party Pics: Out and about in the Hunter; Newcastle Herald 13 July 2015 
Art of Paper exhibition, Gallery 139 Hamilton, June 27 2015: Exhibitors Chris Byrnes, Laura Wilson, Anne-Maree Hunter, Rieteka Geursen, Ahn Wells and Alison. Picture: Darren Pateman

Negative becomes positive

By JILL STOWELL | July 2, 2015, 9 p.m | Newcastle Herald

AT Gallery 139 there is a further inventive group show until July 11 exploring the varied uses of paper.

Printmaker Anne-Maree Hunter has successfully extended her practice into coloured-paper cutouts, reminiscent of Japanese Kabuki performers.

Anne McLaughlin has discovered layered stencils. Laura Wilson reinvents embossing. Alison Pateman creates heritage nostalgia in reduction linocuts. Chris Byrnes photographs through fascinating geometric screens.

Rieteka Geursen makes a welcome reappearance in an amusing study of mother and baby in cut and layered papers and three completely sculptural miniature trees.