Sunday, 14 October 2012
the first cut - paper at the cutting edge
yesterday i went to manchester to visit the manchester metropolitan university for an open day. after we had finished at mmu we decided to check out the manchester art gallery. right now they have an exhibition on called 'the first cut', which is an amazing collection of work created by artists entirely using paper. i'm a big fan of 'paper art', as i used to love things like pop-up books and origami when i was younger, so this was right up my street! everything was so delicate and beautiful, i was really blown away. the intricacy of some of the pieces was insane - i can't bear to think how long the artists must have spent labouring over their work with a craft knife. the pieces that i have shown here are my absolute faourites from the exhibit but they had a lot of other amazing work shown - such as a sculpture of a man created by carving into books, big over-sized leaves made of metal and what looked like tissue paper, maps and grenades and guns made of foreign currency, etc.
i loved this exhibit, i think it's amazing, so if you're in the manchester area then i definitely recommend checking it out. it'll be running until the 27th of january so you've got plenty of time to go see it. you can read more on the exhibit here and read more about the manchester art gallery in general here. i hope you guys like this artwork as much as i do, and i'll have a post about other things shown in the manchester art gallery sometime soon. xx