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Drawing with Fire: An exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists

international exhibition
venue: F-Block Gallery space
dates: 14 - 17 September 2010

As part of the practice-led AHRC funded research project “Paper Models: investigating laser cutting technology to develop new artists’ books and paper-based creative practice for arts, crafts and design”, and to coincide with a one-day laser cutting symposium, there will be an exhibition of laser cut artwork in the F block gallery of the Bower Ashton campus of UWE between 14th and 23rd September.

The work on display demonstrates and represents some of the interesting and innovative ways in which the laser cutter is being utilised by artists and designers working with paper. Featuring work from national and international artists such as Hyperquake, Ingrid Siliakus and Jenny Smith, the work highlights good practice and how the attributes of a laser cutter can be harnessed in order to produce new works.


The exhibition will also showcase some work by the projects case study artists. Su Blackwell and Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck who each attended a four-day residency at the UWE Laser Studio in order to produce new work, and also new work by Tom Sowden the principal investigator on the project.


Image: ‘Goldfinger’ laser cut work by Tom Sowden


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