Monday, November 22, 2010

Revealed Exhibition - Artists Talk

Saturday 20 November was the date for the artist talk at the Revealed Exhibition at BCC Brisbane Square Library. 

A group of about 10 people, mostly Papermakers members, gathered around the cabinets eager to hear about the works on display.  After an introduction by Sandra, each exhibitor gave a short talk on their work which triggered questions and short discussions about ideas and techniques. 

So although there weren't many 'novices' to induct into our paper artistry world, we all benefited from hearing our fellow papermakers talk about their work, and allowed us a glimpse into each member's art practice.  Afterwards we had an informal catch up over lunch.

Thanks to all that participated and thanks to Tricia for the photos.

Sandra's introduction

Sandra talks about her work 'Turn Over a New Leaf'

Ngaire talking about how her work was inspired by a poem by Sylvia Plath

Jill sharing her love of wire with us

Joanna explaining the concepts behind her work

Tricia and her text based works, lovely!

Mareene 'revealing' the thoughts behind her works

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Launch - Revealed Exhibition

Works by Bev Bills

Part of the display in the glass cabinets

Paper Sampler by Jill deHayr

At the Launch

Monday, November 1, 2010

Revealed Exhibition - The Installation

Yesterday was installation day for the Revealed Exhibition at the Brisbane Square Library.

Di, Jill B, Joanna, Ngaire and Sandra installed over 30 works into cabinets and onto the walls.  All agreed that it looks great, unfortunately photos just don't do it justice.

The work will be in until the end of December.   Don't forget the launch on Saturday 13 November 12 noon, and the artist talk on Saturday 20 November at 11am.

Come and have a look, invite your friends!

Joanna installing the 2D works
Di positioning Jill de Hayr's Paper Sampler

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The POQ website has been launched!

Check it out

Submissions of photos and other information from POQ members are encouraged to help build a fabulous web resource and to show the world how good we are!

Email your submissions to and I will publish them.

Thanks, Sandra

Monday, October 25, 2010

Revealed Exhibition

Only a week to go before we install the 'Revealed' Exhibition at Brisbane Square Library!

13 members of Papermakers Qld are participating in this exhibition with over 30 sculptural and 2D paper-based works featuring handmade paper using plant and other fibres.

The exhibition will be launched on Saturday 13 November at 12noon with refreshments. There is also an artists 'walk and talk' on Saturday 20 November at 11am with several members giving short talks on their works.

Please join us for these events! The exhibition will be open until the end of December, you'll find it on Level 2 of the Brisbane City Council Brisbane Square Library at the top of the Queen Street mall.

Enquiries can be made with the curator, Sandra on 0419 028 133.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Bali Trip

We had a great time in Bali. Many thanks to our hosts Lynne and Ron for the work they did in making our trip interesting, exciting and almost trouble free. There are going to be some great newsletter articles about the trip, and (we hope) a video of our visit to Japanese papermaker Norase's studio in Bali. Some of the snaps that capture our members having a good time in Bali are being put up on the POQ Fickr site, so have a look there.

Our trip was all go, and at times we were almost (but never quite) too tired to go off shopping and enjoying the nightlife in the evenings. Lynne kept up a cracking pace, even on the so called 'relaxing' days in her Arthouse studio, as this little video attests. Look at the speed she had us working at.....except Tricia looks pretty relaxed with the glueing at the end. Perhaps she was dreaming of the bare chested fire dancers?

By the way, that's us in a papermaking studio in Sayan in the top pic, having a very brilliant Japanese tea party. The wall hanging on the left is a beautiful piece of handmade paper dyed with natural plant dyes and the light shade is also paper. And take a look at the beautiful table.