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Paper Flotilla. Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Paper Flotilla. Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

The Joy of Making is a celebration of traditional hand making processes explored through objects from the collections. Intricate baskets are shown alongside colourful Polish folk paper cut designs, needlework samplers, dolls and toys.

Helen Snell has created a new artwork for the exhibition consisting of around 50 laser cut paper vessels. The vivid colours of the vessels capture the vitality of the Polish folk art designs shown in the exhibition.



Alongside objects from Wolverhampton’s collection is craftwork created by local people.
Items from the collection have been used to help promote a sense of wellbeing. Wooden toys, handmade felt and rag rug samples are shown within the exhibition.

Laser-cut cardboard and spraypaint
Adversaries become Allies

Adversaries become Allies

Laser-cut paper
Surf-board

Surf-board

Original
Laser-cut archival board
Paper Flotilla

Paper Flotilla

Installation for The Joy of Making, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
photo credit Kirsty E. Smith

Paper Flotilla

Paper Flotilla

Installation for The Joy of Making, Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Photo credit Kirsty E. Smith

Joy of Making Boat

Joy of Making Boat

Bespoke vessel inspired the collections of Polish Paper Cuts in the archives at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Incorporated within the Paper Flotilla for The Joy of Making.

Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

photo credit Kirsty E.Smith

Slow Speed Boat

Slow Speed Boat

Laser-cut paper
Paper Flotilla

Paper Flotilla

Installation for The Joy of Making, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Paper Flotilla

Paper Flotilla

Installation for The Joy of Making, Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
photo credit Kirsty E. Smith

Three Basket Boats

Three Basket Boats

Bespoke vessels inspired the basket collections in the archives at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Incorporated within the Paper Flotilla for The Joy of Making.