Exhibition

The Paper Cooperative
6 August–3 September 2011

The Paper Cooperative is an exhibition of participatory works that explore the ongoing use of paper in art, design and publishing. Presented through signage, art works, books and events. Visitors of all ages are welcome to take part in creative exploration, production and experimentation.

Paper Labour is a newly commissioned work by London based design collective Household. It develops their ongoing investigation into the relationship between objects and their users.

A collection of artists’ books, selected primarily from the University of West of England’s Centre for Fine Print Research archive and Permanent Gallery, Brighton, explore the variety of techniques employed in artist book making today. Displayed in a manner that invites varying degrees of interaction, some are to be observed while others are to be handled. The contributions come from a number of artists including Tom Sowden, Emily Speed and Georgia Russell.

Daily workshops offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at a range of paper based activities run by artists and designers. Employing a DIY approach, these aim to encourage resourcefulness to creatives of all ages. A temporary café will also offer space to participate in an informal selection of activities.

The Paper Cooperative provokes creative responses, relating to ideas surrounding cooperation, social interaction, sharing and play.

Related Events

Monster Mash Up
9 August 2011, 11.00am
ages up to 8, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Transform our stock of papers into monsters. Led by artist Michelle Moss.

Paper Play
10 August 2011, 11.00am
ages up to 8, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Join Eleanor Duckworth to make colour 
paper decorations or an LED lantern.

Flower Boxes
11 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 7+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Work with ‘The Paper Florist’, Katherine Thomas, to craft a keepsake box.

Zines
12 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Make a mini magazine with artist David Chatton-Barker.

Paper Animation
13 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 7+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Contribute to an animated film and 
bring paper to life. Led by Clannamation.

Costume Making
16 August 2011, 11.00am
ages up to 5, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Play with paper to make a mask, costume or disguise with Michelle Moss.

Paper Jungle
17 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Build a paper jungle and watch it come alive. Led by artist Jenny Mellings.

Message Kites
18 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+ with assisting adult, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Print patterns then make a kite from your 
design. Led by Catherine Cartwright.

Paper Panarama
19 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Create a 3D landscape using speciality white papers. Led by Jenny Mellings.

Paper Animation
20 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 7+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Contribute to an animated film and 
bring paper to life. Led by Clannamation.

Paper Making
23 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+ with assisting adult, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Transform waste paper into new sheets. Led by Louise King.

Crowns, Tiaras & Hats
24 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 7+
, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Create a unique piece of party headwear with milliner Rivka Jacobs.

Pop Out Cards
25 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+
, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Design and produce a pop out animal 
card with paper engineer Ruth Wickings.

Old Books into Art
26 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 8+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Form something new from an old book. Led by David Chatton-Barker.

Paper Animation
27 August 2011, 11.00am
ages 7+, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

Contribute to an animated film and 
bring paper to life. Led by Clannamation.

Scissors & Paper Rock!
31 August 2011, 6.00pm
ages 16+
, £5, adults free when assisting a child, booking advised

An evening with a stock of covetable paper and like minded paper-crafters.