Learn the art of the papercut

This papercut by Pamela Mei-Leng See is called (take a deep breath) The rooster advised the ducks they could enter if they could speak his language. Its part of her exhibition Offshore Processing at the Lismore Regional Gallery soon.

Its nearly Chinese New Year and what could be more Chinese that a spring roll? Ill tell ya what papercutting.

Since the craft first appeared during the Western Han dynasty (you know the one; ran from 157-87BC) the art of papercutting has been inextricably linked to Chinese celebrations like the New Year.

Artist Pamela Mei-Leng See, whose exhibition of Chinese folk symbolism Offshore Processing opens at Lismore Regional Gallery on Friday, January 25, will run three daily workshops on papercutting next Wednesday and Thursday, January 23 and 24 (9-11am; 12-2pm; 2.30-4.30pm) at the gallery.

Adult participants will create paper commodities like houses, cars and any objects of their choice following Pamelas direction. (Warning: The paper house is not suitable for habitation.) Children can create symbols of Chinese New Year using an existing template.

The results of the workshops will form part of Pamelas community exhibition called Streaming to be displayed in the NORCO Artspace from Friday, January 25.

And the workshops are free!

For more info phone the gallery on 6622 2209.


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