SeaCity Museum Pavilion exhibitions space hosts a contemporary art exhibition from 11 October, The First Cut. The First Cut is a major exhibition that features works by over 30 international contemporary artists who radically rethink the possibilities of working with paper. It explores how established and emerging artists are transforming the humble scrap of paper, through cutting, folding and sculpting, into amazingly powerful creations that could be destroyed with a single tear.
The Pavilion will be taken over by installations that seem to explode from or tumble out of the walls. A paper garden appears to grow up through the floor, a ten foot oak tree sprouts thousands of paper leaves and visitors will experience a walk-through forest created entirely from hand-made paper. Every type of paper is used, from the handmade to the mass-produced, including books, magazines, wallpaper, maps and even money. The artworks vary dramatically in size and form, from the miniature to the fully-immersive, but all transform a basic material into fantastical works of art with high levels craftsmanship and obsessive detail.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Japan Foundation and The Henry Moore Foundation. Also supported by Roger la Borde. The paper sponsor is GF Smith.
Admission prices: Adults £5.00, concession/child £3.50, family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £14.00
To book tickets in advance call 023 8083 4536