Paper is a fantastic material, which for thousands of years has united people around the world in different ways.
Paper in various shapes, nature collages, drawn and painted pictures as well as written and printed texts. Has come to us here in
the north from China, through a trip from ancient Egypt, the Arab countries, Spain, France, England and Germany.
In Sweden, Värmland is the place where the large production of paper is located.
For us, and today, paper is a symbol of the
natural process where our environment is an important part of what we must take care of. But it is also a material that can help us understand, communicate and together create and work for a better future.
Paper as part of nature's cycle, and
Paper as artistic expression is the theme we will work with during 2019-2021.
The project includes seeking and disseminating knowledge about the paper process in Värmland. In collaboration with Paper Province and the companies that produce different
types of paper.
We want to use these products in an artistic way by:
Implement various creative workshops in preschool and school.
Produce puppet theater and theater with paper as creative material.
Invite national and international
paper artists to make exhibitions in our art gallery Magasin Katrin in Långban.
For our paper project, we have received three-year project support from Region Värmland, support for the 2020 exhibition of Paper Province, support for the theater
production Pappelina - my Sister from the Swedish National Council for Culture and support in the form of material from paper producer Billerud Korsnäs Sweden.
Welcome to our Paper Project!