Wellington Artists Transform Paper into Vibrant Sculptures
Paperworks, an exhibition by Wellington artists Caron Dallas and Meg Prebble, will run from 20–24 December at Thistle Hall in Cuba St. As well as exhibiting, the artists will be demonstrating some of their amazing paper manipulation techniques throughout the week.
Caron and Meg share a love of the versatile medium of paper, with their works transforming words and paper into unusual 2D and 3D art.
Highlights of the exhibition include ambitious works featuring a giant typewriter keyboard constructed from books and Hubble telescope images reinterpreted in coiled paper.
The pair also collaborated on some exhibition pieces.
“Meg and I have been excited to work together to create some whimsical installations where books sprout brilliant toadstools and twinning flora” Caron says.
Caron, of Norac Salad, crafts book sculptures. She believes books are made to communicate through its words but by changing its appearance the book becomes an independent image expressing itself through its shape. Caron can be found in her garage/workshop on Newtown Ave.
Meg’s work explores nature through paper. Quilled galaxies swirl on the walls, marbled native birds fly on harakeke paper, and a lifelike pōhutukawa tree, made from the Dominion Post, shelters a pensive reader. Meg, of Dora Papers, works and teaches in Eastbourne, surrounded by trees and piles of paper.
For more information please contact:
Caron Dallas, 0220 930 537, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Prebble, 027 407 5098, email@example.com