PAPER no longer has a physical space but will continue to undertake pop-up exhibitions intermittently. We are no longer functioning as a commercial gallery and work on the website is no longer for sale. Please contact any artists directly for sales information.
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PAPER is an artist-led, commercial gallery based in Manchester and represents a range of emerging and mid-career artists whose practice is based around the medium of paper. This ranges from drawing, painting, and printmaking to artist's books, video, and performance. The gallery opened in August 2012 and has a regular programme of exhibitions, presenting the work of gallery artists as well as providing a platform for outside curatorial projects. In 2013 PAPER instigated an Artist-in-Residence programme, Exploring PAPER, and in 2014 a mentoring scheme for artists based in the North-West of England, funded by Arts Council England.
Directed by David Hancock, working alongside Jo Manby, Lubna Ali, Matilda Glen, Ruby Tingle, and Simon Woolham; PAPER has participated in eight editions of The Manchester Contemporary (UK), as well as Art Rotterdam 2016, Art Projects at London Art Fair, Art on Paper at BOZAR (Brussels), Art Copenhagen, Sluice Art Fair (London), Supermarket (Stockholm), Project Space Collective at the Affordable Art Fair 2014 (Battersea), Exchange Rates (New York).
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PAPER was founded in 2012 by Andrea Cotton, David Hancock, Nicola Smith & Ian Smith.
David Hancock

Gallery Assistants
Lubna Ali
Matilda Glen
Ruby Tingle

Artistic Programmer
Simon Woolham

the Fourdrinier Editor
Jo Manby

Andrea Cotton

Ian Smith