"Paper, Wall, Table and After, Northumbria University, Gallery North is curated by Sian Bowen and Chris Dorsett. The exhibition of works on paper investigates the provisional and shifting status of art making and purposes. The invited audience consists of 38 artists who have worked with Paper Studio Northumbria during the last three years. The exhibition invited audience participation, and was accompanied by a day of events, talks and performances. "Paper Studio Northumbria (PSN) provides a unique facility nationally and internationally for the research, teaching and scholarship of paper in relation to fine art, conservation and archiving. Importantly it is a platform for an exchange of ideas that transforms the processes of making and exhibiting into research-rich activities. By providing tables as well as gallery walls the curators offer exhibition visitors artworks that can be shuffled, picked up, and examined in a manner that underlines the artefactual status of paper" (from Press Release)Paper, Table, Wall and After, curated by Siân Bowen and Chris Dorsett, was of work by 38 invited artists who, over the preceding four year period, had contributed to the research and teaching at Paper Studio Northumbria – PSN. These included staff from Fine Art, Paper Conservation and Critical Theory; PhD candidates; Graduate and Associate Fellows; artists in residence; alumni; academic visitors; AA2A artists; and colleagues from DIT, Dublin, and Lancaster, Newcastle and Ulster Universities.(Source https://paperstudionorthumbria.wordpress.com/exhibitions/paper-table-wall-and-after-taiwan/)
|Place of Publication||Northumbria University|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2014|
|Event||"Paper, Wall, Table and After" - Gallery North / Northumbria University, Newcastle on Tyne|
Duration: 1 Dec 2014 → 23 Jan 2015
Bibliographical noteReference text: Frühsorge, Jan-Philipp (2012) ‘The Art of Recollection and Material Memory’ in Bowen 2012 Nova Zembla 2012, 83-87
Pattison, Stephen (2007) Seeing Things – Deepening Relations with Visual Artefacts, London: SCM Press
Petherbridge, Deanna (2008) “Nailing the Liminal: The difficulties of Defining Drawing”, in Garner (Ed.) Writing on Drawing, Bristol: Intellect, 2008
Carson, R (1963)  Silent Spring London: Hamish Hamilton
Event (exhibition): Paper, Table, Wall and After and RE:fold
Part 2 asked particpants to work within the folded dimension of an Ordnance Survey map. The folding process facilitated interaction with the viewer and different orientation and installation possibilities of drawing on paper. The theme of Re:fold enabled spatial interpretations and three dimensional exploration of paper as support medium for drawing.
"Homage to Rachel Carson" responds to this theme as it has folded and unfolded possibilities of viewing. In "Silent Spring" (1962) Carson narrates the scientific effect of DDT on biodiversity, paying particular attention to the death of numerous song birds. These deaths were frequently reported through letters by women living and working from home, who contacted Carson to communicate their distress.
International Exhibition Hall, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan
30-11-2015 / 06-12-2015
Outputmediatype: works on paper