The Paper Road:Rare Paper Exhibition (partners Impact 12)

The Paper Road Unfolded:Rare Paper Exhibition– Elaine Cooper

Monday 15 August – Friday 19 August 2022



The papers have a life of their own

Elaine Cooper is a Master Papermaker who has compiled this  exquisite collection of rare and original handmade papers that uniquely chart the history and development of Japanese papermaking.

A visually stunning and informative exhibition which documents the art and history of washi. It includes a most comprehensive and diverse collection of papers, from many areas and epochs of Japan. Many of the samples are now rare and no longer manufactured. The papers demonstrate the continuing development of the traditional art and craft of Japanese papermaking through the centuries. Also displayed are an intriguing selection of paper related crafts, which highlight the ingenuity of past and present Japanese craftspeople.

These works will be shown together for the first time at this event.

NB: Please enquire at Spike Island Reception who will buzz you through to the print studio on 2nd floor. 

An International Multidisciplinary Printmaking Conference IMPACT12 The Printmakers’ Voice is hosted by the Centre for Print Research, University of the West of England, 21-25 September 2022