Nine artists look good on paper

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The work Hebden Bridge artist Sarah Eyre will feature in an exhibition of new works based on the theme of ‘Paper’ at the PAPER Gallery at Mirabel Studios in Manchester this summer.

Sarah’s surreal photographic work investigates the discarded wig as an object using techniques such as cutting, folding and re-assembling. She is one of nine artists whose work is featured in the ‘Paper#22’ exhibition. Holly Rowan Hesson, who also has a studio in Hebden Bridge, explores uncertainty and transience in her multi-layered work which uses tracing paper to create an uncertain depth of focus.

The other artists, all from the North West, are Tracey Eastham, Naomi Kendrick, Rachel Pursglove, Stephanie Shaw, Sarah Hill, Ellie MacGarry and Laura Jane Atkinson.

They spent six months on the Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme and the exhibition will mark the culmination of their work. Each of the artists involved will exhibit new work on paper, developed throughout the mentoring scheme.

PAPER has a strong commitment to developing opportunities available for local artists and has mentored the nine artists since January.

Over the course of the Tracing PAPER mentoring scheme the artists have had the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with each other and the PAPER team.

The exhibition runs from June 6 to July 18 and on Saturday, July 11. there will be a special day of events including a performance with Naomi Kendrick and musician David Birchall at 3pm.