• Future Exhibitions @ PAPER
     
    PAPER#15: Unstable Ground – 2 August – 13 September 2014
    Annabel Dover, Reece Jones, David Miles, Laura Oldfield-Ford, George Shaw, Stephen Walter, Lisa Wilkens, Simon Woolham.
    PAPER#16: The Functionality of Thought – 20 September – 1 November 2014
    Allan Bech, Jenny Core, Aly Helyer, Shinbo Hiroshi, Paraic Leahy, Sharon Leahy- Clark, Richard Meaghan, Hannah Wooll, Wen Wu. 
    PAPER#17: Architectual PAPER - 8 November - 20 December 2014
    PAPER#18: Frances Disley - Solo Exhibition - 10 January - 21 February 2015
    PAPER#19: Lesley Guy & Dale Holmes - Totaller - 28 February - 11 April 2015
  • PAPER #14: Frances Disley - Exploring PAPER
     
    Exhibition dates: 14th June 2014 – 26th July 2014
    Opening Times: 11am – 5pm every Saturday
     
    We are pleased to announce that Liverpool based artist, Frances Disley has been selected for Exploring PAPER, a self-initiated 6-week residency based within PAPER. PAPER will hand-over the gallery space to Frances, asking her to explore and interpret ‘Paper’ and ‘Place’ in its widest context. Frances will use PAPER as a studio, creating new work in the space over a 6-week period. Every Saturday during the residency period, from 11am to 5pm, Frances will open the studio to the public and allow them to see how her ideas are progressing and learn more about her work. She also wants to create multiple works of art that can be given away to visitors to PAPER.
     
    Frances is currently exploring the notion of presenting artworks in a state of flux, unresolved and tipping into the next stage of transformation. She would like to expose at what point an artwork becomes an actual piece of art and the mechanisms an artist employs to make this process possible. Frances intends to explore the idea of paper's association with planning and thought. She will explore the potential of paper throughout her residency, pushing and pulling it from sketches, notes, maquettes, and substrates for prints, whilst also using it to mimic other processes and equipment. Frances enjoys the idiosyncratic notion of the artist’s studio as a machine that ultimately produces components for an artwork with the artist as foreman.
     
    Frances completed her printmaking masters at the Royal College of Art in 2004. She is based at the Royal Standard and lecturers at Liverpool Hope University. She is also manager of the Bluecoat print studios in Liverpool.
     
    In January 2015 Frances will present a new body of work developed from her residency in PAPER. This exhibition will be the culmination of her Exploration into PAPER.
     
  • PAPER #13: Jemima Brown – Untitled Profile Pictures
     
    Exhibition dates: 26th April 2014 – 7th June 2014
    Private View: Thursday 24th April 2014, 6-9pm
    Opening Times: 11am – 5pm every Saturday
     
    PAPER’s solo presentation of drawings by Jemima Brown’s assembles a project that Jemima has been developing since 2009. Jemima’s practice in sculpture, installation and drawing investigates social structures and personal and political histories. Using a wide variety of media she uses suggested narrative and social critique in order to orchestrate the complex visual narratives involved in self-creation.
     
    Untitled Profile Pictures is an ongoing drawing project in which Jemima has experimented with the visual translation of a virtual social structure in a series of drawings of Facebook profile pictures. From the lo-res pixilated images of ‘profile pictures’ she has made to date nearly 200 drawings of her own Facebook friends (always choosing an image from their profile pictures in order that the choice of image is their choice for a public image). For her presentation at PAPER, Jemima will show a selection of these drawings selected from PAPER’s and Jemima’s mutual Facebook friends. Over the past six months both PAPER and Jemima has been inviting people to add Jemima as a friend or ‘like’ her Untitled Profile Pictures page on Facebook and the exhibition will be made from a selection of those people who put themselves forward. 
  • PAPER #12: Susannah Douglas & Bethan Hamilton –
    Party Favours
     
    Exhibition dates: 8th March 2014 – 19th April 2014
    Private View: Friday 7th March 2014, 6-9pm
    Opening Times: 11am – 5pm every Saturday
     
    PAPER’s first two-person exhibition of 2014 brings together two gallery artists, Susannah Douglas and Bethan Hamilton. Both work in graphite, producing hyperreal works that discuss the relationship between photography and found imagery on the internet.
     
    Susannah’s drawings play on our shared memories. Susannah’s work centres around drawings developed from collaged photocopies of anonymous internet images.  The drawings exaggerate processes of repetition and conventions of posed portraiture, whilst maintaining the nostalgic desire for the unique hand-crafted work.
     
    Bethan Hamilton’s work is an exploration of female sexuality, identity and body image through mark making. For her exhibition at PAPER, Bethan has drawn from an ongoing series of portrait drawings using found imagery of women consuming a variety of foods, taken from the internet. Contrived, sleazy publicity shots of actresses eating ice cream juxtaposed with animalistic snapshots of competitive binge eaters. She seeks to further examine the contradictory attitudes towards the female form and the exploitation of men and women’s physical desires within the media and popular culture.
  • PAPER #11: Rachel Wrigley – Staring at the Artex Ceiling
     
    Exhibition dates: 18th January 2014 – 1st March 2014
    Private View: Thursday 23rd January 2014
    Opening Times: 11am – 5pm every Saturday
     
    PAPER will be kicking off the new year with the first solo exhibition by Rachel Wrigley. Rachel was selected for PAPER’s first Artist-in-Residence scheme Exploring PAPER in 2013. The 6-week residency encouraged Rachel to focus on her practice by exploring and interpreting ‘paper’ and ‘place’ in its widest context. 
     
    Supported by the Arts Council of England, ‘Staring at the Artex Ceiling’ culminates the works that Rachel completed during and after her residency. Rachel’s work crosses the boundaries of drawing and sculpture, employing found imagery; she instigated these processes into her practice during her summer residency at PAPER. By embracing paper and its potential as a sculptural material she has applied paper-folding techniques to images to achieve a sense of illusion. Changing the usual forms expected from architecture and objects, Rachel hopes to provide a distorted version of reality, investigating space as a moveable, impermanent fixture.
  • PAPER #10: End of the Line
     
    Alice Bradshaw - Jenny Core - Andrea Cotton - Susannah Douglas -  Bethan Hamilton - David Hancock - Phill Hopkins – Naomi Lethbridge -  Hayley Lock - Richard Meaghan - David Miles - James Moore - Narbi Price - George Shaw - Richard Shields - Jenny Steele - Pär Strömberg - Barbara Walker – Graham Watson - Simon Woolham - Hannah Wooll - Dawn Woolley - Wen Wu
     
    Private view: Saturday 7 December, 6 – 9pm
    Exhibition dates: 23 November – 21 December 2013
     
    PAPER #10 is a presentation of gallery artists and newcomers to PAPER. PAPER #10 will coincide with Open Studio at Mirabel Studios and a presentation of Northern artists by the Contemporary Art Society within the studio’s project space, PS Mirabel. The exhibition will include works from Hayley Lock, David Miles, Barbara Walker and Richard Meaghan who joined PAPER earlier in the year. Barbara Walker was selected by Modern Painters as One to Watch last year and we are pleased to be exhibiting a new series of drawings produced especially for PAPER. We will also have lithograph prints by John Moores Prizewinner, Narbi Price, Turner Prize nominee, George Shaw and Stockholm based Pär Strömberg. Also included in the show are new works by Phill Hopkins who is currently exhibiting in Catalyst: Contemporary Art & War at the Imperial War Museum North and Susannah Douglas who has been selected for this year’s Jerwood Drawing Prize.
  • PAPER #9: – interim PAPER
     
    Sarah Baker - Sara Davies - Anna Frew  - Jan Fyfe  - LOkesh Ghai Sarbjit Kaur  - Ralph Mills - Liz Mitchell - Mary Stark - Howard Read - Tilo Reifenstein - Simon Woolham - Derek Trillo
     
    A research ‘reader’ will accompany this exhibition with a text by Laura Guy
     
    PAPER presents the work of thirteen individuals currently undertaking postgraduate research within MIRIAD, Manchester School of Art. Bringing together their diverse enquiries under the title ‘interim’ the exhibition describes a series of projects currently in progress.
     
    The gallery provides an intimate context as each exhibit locates a liminal space that is somewhere between thought and action, uncertainty and resolution, private study and public dissemination. 
  • PAPER #8: Rachel Wrigley - Exploring PAPER
     
    Rachel Wrigley has been selected for PAPER’s first Artist-in-Residence scheme. Exploring PAPER is a 6-week residency based within the gallery space that asks the artist to explore and interpret ‘Paper’ and ‘Place’ in its widest context. Rachel will use PAPER as a studio, creating new work in the space over a 6-week period. Every Saturday during the residency period, from 11am to 5pm, Rachel will open the studio to the public and allow them to see how her ideas are progressing and learn more about her work.
  • PAPER #7 'Performing Paper'
     
    PAPER Director Nicola Smith has selected works and invited artists to respond to the theme of Performing Paper. Live art and performance artists have rejected the art object in favor of using the body as material. Documentation of the performance can become another way for the work to exist, on a flat surface, beyond the act itself. This show mixes different artistic practices, which use a variety of performance actions such as reading, speaking, cutting, pushing, displaying, collecting, and mapping. All of these actions use paper as a point of departure.
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    PAPER #6
    Andrea Cotton and Naomi Lethbridge
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    PAPER #5 'COPY'
    An exhibition curated by Sarah Kate Wilson
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    15 artists have explored the medium of the photocopy to create new works. This is the first show where we have handed over the space to an artist to transform the gallery with their own unique take on 'paper'.
     
  • Image gallery from the opening of COPY, Paper #5
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    PAPER #4
    Leanne Richardson & Lucy May Schofield
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    PAPER will present the first of a series of two-person shows, starting with Leanne Richardson and Lucy May Schofield. For these two-person shows, PAPER will act as a incubator space, allowing an emerging artist their first exhibition or providing a more established artist, the opportunity to experiment.
     
    Lucy May has exhibited nationally and internationally for over ten years, and her work is held in a number of major collections including Tate and the Yale Centre for British Art. She has also undertaken commissions for The Wellcome Trust, The V&A Museum of Childhood, Whitstable Biennial and Manchester Central Library.
     
    Leanne has recently graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University. Since joining the gallery, Leanne has been working on this new series of works to be presented exclusively in PAPER #4.
  • Image gallery from Paper #4
     
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  • PAPER #3
    Selling Studio
     
    PAPER #3 show will coincide with the annual Selling Open Studio at Mirabel Studios and the launch of a new project space ps Mirabel. New Paper artist Poppy Green will be creating an outdoor site-specific installation at the opening and will be showing original and printed works in the gallery. We will be showcasing Hole Edition prints by Simon Woolham, John Moores Prizewinner, Narbi Price, and Turner Prize nominee, George Shaw.
  • Image gallery from Paper #3
     
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  • PAPER #2:
    All Your Women Things
    6 October – 17 November 2012
     
    Fulya Çetin / Anna Puhakka / Amanda Spawforth / Miranda Whall / Sarah Kate Wilson / Dawn Woolley / Wen Wu
     
    All Your Women Things is PAPER’s second exhibition. The exhibition focuses upon a group of female artists whose work subverts items stereotypically associated with the feminine. 
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    PAPER #1:
    Open Studio and Paper launch
                
    Paper
    will launch its new micro gallery with an exhibition of gallery artists. Focussing upon the notion of paper as a support, for the artists on show, the use of paper is integral to their practice. We have created a mix of emerging and mid-career artists, emphasising the dynamic between their multiple uses of this support in creating their art.

    The date of our exhibition Paper #1 will coincide with Mirabel bi-annual open studio event.


     
  •  Image gallery from Exhibition #1
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