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
43 / 1962 / The Innocent Summer / Clive Holland / paper and audio
10 / 1932 / Amelia Earhart flies solo across the Atlantic / Roxanne Jackson / paper, Seawhite cartridge paper, inkjet prints, perspex, polystyrene, bead head pins
27 / 1955 / Fish Fingers / Laura Fisher / paper, text, rubber stamp print
62 / 1969 / Jocelyn Leigh / The Hidden Woman on the Moon / paper and pencil
74 / 1977 / My 1977 Zine / Cherrie Trelogan / Paper, photocopies
65 / 1971 / Place of Safety / Sharon Hall Shipp / paper printed with the contents page of a 1971 issue of the magazine “Family Circle”, found synthetic string, darning wool, twigs and lavender sticks
37 / 1961 / Berlin 1961 / Letitia Tunstall / paper, old wire, wood, shredded pages from Berlin 1961 Frederick Kempe
19 / 1950 / Andy Pandy / Ann Bridges / paper, pencil, collage
76 / 1978 / Sea / Ruth Pickard
1 / 1864 / Half Penny / Franny Swann / Paper, acrylic, watercolour, fibre pen, and Chinese inks
52 / 1964 / Mark Lomax / paper, wire, aluminium, paint, filler and PVA
84 / 1986 / Chernobyl / Timothy Tolio