Paper Models Laser Cutting Symposium and Exhibition
15/09/10

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The free symposium for the project was attended by 75 delegates in the UK and mainland Europe on 15th September 2009. The delegates ranged from academia, independent artists and craftspeople, to librarians, teachers and technical staff from schools, colleges and other HEIs.

Talks were presented by artists
Su Blackwell and Jenny Smith and the project's principal investigator - artist Tom Sowden; there were also demonstrations on the CFPR laser cutters by Claire Phipps, a Q & A session on laser cutting with the audience and presenters, and stands for industrial exhibitors including Trotec and HPC Laser Ltd.

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Alongside the symposium, the exhibition Drawing with Fire showcased works on paper utilising laser cutting, by 33 national and international artists.

You can listen to audio files of the talks, and download some PDFs of the presentations below:

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Tom Sowden talks about the research project
Audio file
PDF of talk images

Jenny Smith talks about her work
Audio file
PDF of talk images

Su Blackwell talks about her work
Audio file
Please see www.sublackwell.co.uk for images of Su Blackwell's work discussed in her talk.

Q&A round table session
Audio file

Many thanks to the speakers
Su Blackwell and Jenny Smith for their presentations, to Claire Phipps for her demonstrations and to all for the Q&A session. Thanks also to CFPR intern Natalie McGrorty; Angie Butler and Helen Allsebrook; CFPR staff Jesse Heckstall-Smith and Joanna Montgomery for helping out on the day, and Paul Laidler for photographing the event.