Creative milestone brings paper art to Gympie

YOU might think of paper as the flat white substance we write on.

And exhibition beginning in Gympie Regional Gallery on March 31 may make you think again.

Into Paper, which celebrates Papermakers of Queensland 30 years of artworks in Gympie Regional Gallery, will show the diversity of contemporary paper making as an art medium.

Twenty-three artists and members of the Papermakers of Queensland will be showing their artwork which ranges from sculpture, printing, drawing, deconstruction, collage, artists books, screens, décor, string and basketry, paper used for a background, a construction, an end result in itself, or a covering.

The opening event will be on Saturday, April 11 at 1.30pm with two workshops on Friday, April 10 by participating artist Mary Barron.

The first workshop, Plant Fibre Containers, will be held on Friday, April 10 from 10am-noon for children aged between 8-11 years (with an adult) and 12 years and up, and the second, Coiled Baskets for adults and teenagers from 1-4pm. Bookings and payment are essential.

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