Papyro is a collective of five artists based in Hobart. They were brought together by serendipity but are now fused together by their shared learning experience and love of paper.
This collective of artists are primarily printmakers and drawers, but are also sculptors, writers, historians, scientists and environmentalists. The themes they work with 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 University of Tasmania Hunter Street Campus. Their Studio Supervisor, Dr Jan Hogan, was a defining and uniting influence on their work. 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. But they also revere paper, carefully selecting the perfect paper to carry their works.
Now, three 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.
Thursday 22 February 2018 @ 6:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Dr Jan Hogan