Paper from Across the Sea
A cultural exchange between the fine art printmakers of FDPW and the Japanese paper makers of Mino City.
The project saw two cultures come together through a mutual appreciation of expert craftsmanship, in an exchange of contemporary art prints made with traditional artisanal paper from one of the last remaining traditional paper making areas in Japan.
We held several exhibitions throughout Scotland and Japan to showcase the work our members created using this amazing paper.
The exhibition is currently in lockdown at Catstrand Gallery, New Galloway in Dumfries and Galloway. You can have a virtual tour of the exhibition by clicking here http://www.catstrand.com/virtualgallery
CatStrand Arts & Visitor Centre
A successful launch
On 20 November 2018 we launched our exhibition at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, The exhibition was officially opened by the Japanese Consul General for Scotland.
The exhibition toured to Glasgow Print Workshop, Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Art Galleries and The Auld Museum, Kirkintilloch. Events were held at Dunfermline Galleries including a Japanese Tea Ceremony, music recital and Meet the Artists.
In addition an exhibition of our prints was held at Studio Yoshida, Mino City and a live Q&A session was done between ourselves, the papermakers, representatives of Mino City and Mino Art Info.
Exhibition at Studio Yoshida, Mino City