Life-sized figures top of the pops
The weather didn’t shine every day for the pop-up outdoor airings of the Unique Me exhibition by the artists from The Papermill.
That meant a couple of indoor showings of the exhibition celebrating the artists’ individual uniqueness.
Top of the pops at the pop-up show at various central Whanga¯rei locations were life-sized, cut-out characters exploring the papermakers’ own personalities, as well as fantasy characters.
They had planned the exhibition at the beginning of the year, and more recently cut the figures out and decorated them with their own handmade paper.
Fourteen figures were on display, each one as unique as the handmade paper and the person who created it, Paula Lang from the Blue Goose Papermill Charitable Trust said.
“It was received really well, especially earlier in the week down at the Town Basin where there were a lot of people out and about,” Lang said.
“Children in particular enjoyed it and engaged with the artists.”
Visitors were able to meet the artists, talk about how their works were created and have their photos taken with their favourite characters.
Showing how much personality you can put into paper people are papermaker Steve Blagrove and art tutor Ayla-Jane Ogle.