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On Paper

23 February 2019 to 18 May 2019

An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition 

On Paper, from the Arts Council Collection, showcases the work of acclaimed 20th-century and contemporary artists who work with paper. Looking beyond the mark-making of drawing to consider the material itself, the exhibition explores how artists have used paper as the focus of their work in creative and unusual ways.

The exhibition showcases the work of over 40 artists including Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Wolfgang Tillmans and Bridget Riley, among many others.  

Artists have used paper to construct three-dimensional objects as diverse as Gareth Jones’ cloakroom ticket cape and Art and Language’s jig-saw. Also considered will be works on paper which have been burnt, torn and cut by artists such as Roger AcklingCornelia ParkerTim Davies and Simon Periton.

Collage is perhaps the most obvious form of cut paper work and the show will include a small group of collages by Roland PenroseEduardo Paolozzi, John Stezaker and Tony Swain, as well as paper works which have been rubbed, folded and embossed by artists such as James Richards, Anna Barriball and Wolfgang Tillmans.

For some artists, the choice of a particular paper was an important consideration, and these include graph paper (Bridget RileyKenneth Martin), headed paper (Jason Coburn), an old envelope (Margaret Mellis), ordnance survey map (Tony Carter), blotting paper (Eleanor Wood) and corrugated card (Prunella Clough). Finally, a small group of artists have drawn paper itself in the form of theatre tickets, books and cards (Derek BoshierTania Kovats and Kate Davis).

This exhibition also includes a number of loans from the British Council Collection.

Coordinating workshops and art activities on the theme of paper

Gallery

Wolfgang Tillmans, paper drop (London), 2008, © the artist. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund. Gareth Jones, Cape, 1995, cardboard, string and paper © the artist Courtesy Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London John Stezaker, Mask LXIV, 2007, © the artist Courtesy Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

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