Papyro is a collective of five artists
based in Hobart, brought together by serendipity but now fused together by their
shared learning experience and love of paper.
Papyro comes from a Latin word meaning in or on paper.
This collective of artists are primarily printmakers and drawers, but are also sculptors, writers, historians, scientists and environmentalists. The themes they work under can differ widely but their love of experimenting with paper unites them as a collective.
In 2015 the Papyro artists studied Honours (in Printmaking or Drawing) together at the UTAS Hunter Street Campus. Their Studio Supervisor, Dr Jan Hogan’s uniting influence ensured they remained a group today. Together they learnt how to develop their artistic practices beyond the norms of works on paper and fuse it with other mediums. They are passionate about the possibilities working with paper can provide. As individuals and as a collective they all strive to push paper to its limits. They scratch, carve, rub, cut and poke the paper pulling the fibres into submission. However they also revere paper by carefully selecting the perfect paper to carry our works. Now 3 years since concluding their individual honours studies, Papyro are excited to come together again to show each other and the public their experiments and investigations that have occurred post Honours.
Friday 23 February – Monday 5 March 2018
10:00am – 4:00pm daily
Thursday 22 February 2018 @ 6:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Dr Jan Hogan
Sara Pane. Sarah Island landscape of internment (detail) (2017).
Eun Ju Cho. Window of the Mind I (2016). Silkscreen print on paper, 50 x 50 cm