Precision: The Art of Cutting

Precision: The Art of Cutting


6 May – 10 Jun
Mon–Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm


97 Boundary St,
West End


Metro Arts

Precision: The Art of Cutting engages with the process of paper cutting as a medium, to transcend the folk tradition and aesthetically shift the practice into the realm of contemporary art.

At a time when climate change and the environment are central, this approach to a traditional, recyclable and renewable art medium is in itself a political statement.

For some artists, ecology and sustainability inform their work, for others it is secondary to an often cutting, critical engagement with the medium or other sociopolitical issues.

The exhibition will include paper, photographs, installations and three-dimensional wall sculptures. Exhibiting artists include Anna Carey, Nicola Moss, Elysha Rei, Brian Robinson, Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling), Martin Smith and Henri van Noordenburg.

Precision is curated by Lead Curator Stephanie Lindquist in partnership with curatorial mentoree Minqi Gu, with the generous support of Metro Arts.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.