A touring exhibition marking 30 years of the International Association for Hand Paper Makers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) has made its world debut at the Makers’ Workshop in Burnie.
Presented by the University of Tasmania, The Luminous Within is a collection of contemporary, paper-based artworks from around the globe curated to celebrate IAPMA’s 30th Anniversary.
The exhibition was officially opened on Thursday, 27 April and features more than 40 paper artworks by 36 artists representing 16 countries.
Cradle Coast campus Arts and Public Programs Coordinator and IAPMA member Joanna Gair said the exhibition was of great significance to the North-West region.
“To see IAPMA return to Burnie after the City hosted its 2009 congress is very gratifying. The Makers’ Workshop, and in particular Burnie’s Creative Paper Mill, is a nationally important site for handmade paper, especially within the context of the industrial papermaking history of Burnie, so we are delighted that the Association selected us to première this exhibition,” Ms Gair said.
“The exhibition includes paper artworks of exquisite quality from some of the key exponents of paper art working around the globe today, including Helene Tschacher, Elizabeth Mackie, Gail Stiffe and Tasmania’s own Jan Marinos.
“Thirty years is an important milestone and the University of Tasmania is excited to be involved in IAPMA’s special celebratory exhibition.”
The Luminous Within will continue in the Makers’ Workshop until 18 May, before travelling to Darwin.