Every two years, Albany is treated to a very unique event - Paperartzi. Paperartzi is about contemporary art which uses paper as an ingredient or inspiration.
If you haven't had a good look at the fabulous exhibitions that are part of Paperartzi'11, then make sure you do this week before it all over - March 20th is the last day. Shopfronts, cafes & outdoor spaces in Albany’s CBD are filled with amazing paper creations, & more exhibitions are showing in the Albany Town Hall &Vancouver Arts Centre. Here are some of the highlights for me so far...
|On the long weekend, Albany was alive with to some paper-suited street performers as part of the Paperartzi event.|
|Sue Codee's beautiful paper-cut creation - "Miss Melville and Mrs Clarence" is displayed in Ricarda's window.|
|Kerrie Argent is currently working her way through that pile of paper you can see in the background - making her own paper (with some help from visiting school groups this week).|
|Beth Kirkland explored the mark-making possibilities of honey & spices in a live action drawing performance in the laneway next to Southern Sound, York Street over the long weekend.|
|Jillian Green's Paper Chant is displayed in the Classical Music Shop window.|
|Paperartzi'11 coordinator Annette Davis hard at work in the Albany Town Hall.|
|Indra Geidans' template "From cloth to rag" is in the window of The Singing Tree.|
|This amazing creation, "Nature's Lace" is by Tania Spencer and can be found in the Town Hall.|
The organiser of the event, NewArts(Inc), is a not-for-profit group comprising artists and arts supporters in the Albany area. Its vision is “To promote and encourage the exposure and accessibility of contemporary art to the community of Albany and the Great Southern Region.”
Artists this year have included: Kerri Argent (Lake Grace), Sue Codee (Albany), Ann Copeman (Albany), Jenny Crisp (Albany), Peta Davies (Albany), Victoria Eyre (Albany), Indra Geidans (Torbay), Jillian Green (Kentdale), Beth Kirkland (Albany), Bo Laidler (Albany), Judith Lambert (Albany), Margaret Sanders (South Australia), Helen Seivers (Capel), Marina Troitsky (Busselton), Tania Spencer (Lake Grace), Holly Story (Perth), Kati Thamo (Albany) and Trish Ware (Albany).