The Things These Artists Do With Paper Will Put Your Origami Cranes To Shame

by Meghan Sara

The Paper Artist Collective was founded in 2015 with a mission — to bring together like-minded artists from all over the world who work in the medium of paper.  

What does that mean? I’m talking origami, paper sculpture, kirigami, paper illustration, 3D sculpture, quilling, ya dig? Starting tonight, sixteen artists will be presenting their diverse works in a pop-up exhibit at A-side B-side Gallery in Hackney Downs Studios in London.  

All the artists work with paper, but their interpretation of the medium is guaranteed to be as diverse as their inspiration. Seriously!  I had no idea there were so many different ways to interpret “paper art.” Check out some of these examples by exhibitors:

Samantha Quinn Union flagUnion flag by Samantha Quinn

Julianna Szabo PaperLoops GiraffePaperLoops Giraffe by Julianna Szabo

Roma McLaughlin BirdsongBirdsong by Roma McLaughlin

Virgilijus Trakimavicius Map of ParisMap of Paris by Virgilijus Trakimavicius

Ankon MitraAnkon Mitra

Hannah Miles BudgieBudgie by Hannah Miles

Laura Sayers New town WindowsNew Town Windows by Laura Sayers


If you’re in the London area, do yourself a favor and swing by to check out this truly unique exhibition!  Make sure to check out the group’s Facebook page for more news about upcoming events, exhibitions, and workshops!

PAC Hackney Flyer


feautred image is “Goldfinch and Blossom” by Hannah Miles.


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