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Paperscapes is an exhibition of paper cutting art by Christine Moore

Discover intricate paper scenes cut by hand, following the Swiss tradition of paper cutting art (Découpages). The artworks depict scenes from Tasmania and other wonderful places in the world.

Christine Moore is a Swiss/Australian artist who became fascinated with Swiss traditional paper cutting art in 2016, after visiting the Musée du Vieux Pays-d’Enhaut, in Château-d’Oex (Switzerland). After discovering the amazing work of Hans Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871), known as the father of ‘Scherenschnitt’ and Louis Saugy (1871-1953), she started to explore this art form, practised in many countries and believed to have originated in China, around 700 AD.

Working with silhouettes, she likes to simplify her designs so as to leave a lasting impression of people caught in movement, obscurity and light, trees at dusk or built structures.  Each piece of artwork is created with a single sheet of paper, ranging from very small to larger pieces. One piece may take up to thirty hours to complete.

Paperscapes is an exhibition based on contrasts, worlds of black and white, shadows and light, spaces on paper and spaces in our minds. The artist experiences the creation of these works as deeply meditative, a form of intense mindfulness. She invites you to discover these works – created with infinite patience, precision and imagination.

Tuesday 11 – Monday 17 December 2018
* daily opening times TBA

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Thursday 13 December 2018 @ 6:00pm

A short introduction to paper cutting: the public will be able to use paper, scissors and prepared designs, to make their own paper cutting.
The artist will also be working on a demonstration piece.
Saturday 15 December 2018
10:00am – 11:00am
1:00pm – 2:00pm


Image Credits: Christine Moore

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