About the exhibition
Thoughts on Paper brings together artists from Wales who exploit the versatile possibilities of working with paper. Paper combines fragility and durability in equal measure. It is a material that artists and writers have traditionally used to render their first thoughts, but it can also be used to capture spontaneity and immediacy in more resolved work. A mark or crease is hard to erase on paper, making an exhibition focused on such a sensitive material the ideal way to examine the creative process.
The exhibition includes work by Adéọlá Dewis, Penny Hallas, Richard Higlett, Sue Hunt, Maggie James, Kieran Lyons, Thomas Martin, Phil Nicol, Chris Nurse, Heather Parnell, Alan Salisbury, Stephanie Tuckwell, Tessa Waite, and Frances Woodley together with responses from creative writers Maria Donovan, Judith Goldsmith, Sarah Klenbort, Kate Noakes, Shauna Gilligan, Malcolm Lewis, Samuel Mark Sargeant, Georgia Bolton, and Donna-Louise Bishop. The exhibition would not have been possible without the help of Nigel Talbot and Barrie Llewelyn.