Open Books – Chinese Folding Books and Works on Paper
Open Books began in 2010, following local (Barry) artist Mary Husted’s visit to China. The exhibition is showing a series of folding books, and wall works on paper. Since its inception, Husted with Welsh and other artists from around the world have contributed and shown their beautifully created open books.
The first exhibition was held at the National Library of Wales in 2012 and since in Bristol and China, where in 2013 a collaboration with the Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art, gave birth to the first international show that included some of the world’s most famous folding book artists before going on to Hong Kong, Canada and India.
Today, this Open Books exhibition has become a forum of exchange between artists, curators and visitors across the globe.
Returning to Wales this exhibition in collaboration with the'Paper Exchange' at Bay Arts presents the challenge: what happens if we exchange our normal working materials for others? And is in partnership and Sanshang Museum of Contemporary Art.
Opening Event: Saturday 13 April 2019, 2.00pm - 4.00pm