Tracing PAPER Exhibition

PAPER will exhibit the work of nine North and North West artists who have participated on their Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme this June.

Sarah Eyre - Penetralia #1.PAPER

After six months on the Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme, nine Artists from the North West, will exhibit new works based on paper at PAPER gallery in Manchester from Sat 6 June – Sat 18 July.

The exhibition will mark the end of 6 months of professional mentorship, development and critical discourse. Artists in the exhibition are Laura Jane Atkinson who lives in Levenshulme, Tracey Eastham born in Preston and lives in Westhoughton, Sarah Eyre from Hebden Bridge and works in Blackpool, Holly Rowan Hesson based in Manchester, Sarah Hill from Old Trafford, Naomi Kendrick from Longsight, Ellie Mac Garry who is based in Leeds, Rachel Purseglove from Bury and works in Preston, and Stephanie Shaw from York. Each of the artists involved will exhibit new work on paper, developed throughout the mentoring scheme.

Manchester based gallery PAPER have a strong commitment to developing opportunities available for local artists and has mentored the 9 artists since January. Over the course of the Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme the local artists have had the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with each other and the PAPER team. Arts professionals were invited to critique the artists, such as Paul Stone, Director of Vane in Newcastle and Liverpool’s Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director at the Bluecoat.

As part of the exhibition there will be a special day of events on Sat 11 July, including performances from Naomi Kendrick. This day of events will coincide with the Manifest Arts Weekend.

Exhibition dates: Sat 6 June – Sat 18 July.
Opening Times: Saturdays 11-5pm.
Private View: Thu 4 June, 6-9pm.



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