Drawing with Fire: An exhibition of laser cutting by book and paper artists
UWE Bower Ashton campus
14 - 23 September 2010

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As part of
Tom Sowden's practice-led AHRC funded research project 'Paper Models: investigating laser cutting technology to develop new artists' books and paper-based creative practice for arts, crafts and design', and to coincide with the one-day laser cutting symposium held on 15th September, an exhibition of laser cut artwork curated by Tom Sowden is on show in the F block gallery of the Bower Ashton campus of UWE between 14th and 23rd September 2010.

The work on display demonstrates and represents some of the interesting and innovative ways in which the laser cutter is being utilised by artists and designers working with paper.

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Featuring work from national and international artists such as
Hyperquake, Ingrid Siliakus, Charlotte Hodes, Su Blackwell, Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck, Jenny Smith, Lesley Dill, Cut Out Paper (Sam Drury), Sumi Perera, Emily Morris, Victoria Browne, Cath Fairgrieve, Rob Ryan, Sabrina Basten, Michael Mandiberg, Maria Lucia Cattani, Cosmo Cards, Marius Watz, Marina Bantjes, Sarah Bodman and JP Willis, Angie Butler, Natalie McGrorty, Tom Sowden, Priscilla Trenchard, Coo Geller and Paul Laidler, the work highlights good practice and how the attributes of a laser cutter can be harnessed in order to produce new works.

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The exhibition also showcases particular works by the project' case study artists.

Su Blackwell and Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck who each attended a four-day residency at the UWE Laser Studio in order to produce new work, and also new work by Tom Sowden the principal investigator on the project.