The invention of paper has for two millennia enabled the global spread of ideas and knowledge and has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce and art. In an increasingly ‘paperless society’ and an ever growing dependency on digital technology ‘Paper Trail’ will explore the ongoing importance of paper today.

100 pieces of heritage paper spanning over 100 years, given to 100 artists to create a piece of work. The papers used are listed here

Each piece of paper represents a year. We have invited the artists to create a work in response to something that happened during that year. 

The paper must be used in the creation of the work. It can be printed, painted, written word, pulped, re-created, sculpted, folded, cut, collaged etc

The completed works will be shared initially in an online gallery on this page prior to a future exhibition of the works created.

To see the story behind each work please go to our News page

Paper Trail Gallery