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Origami Open launches with free family fun day

Origami Open launches with free family fun day

11 June 2018

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is hosting an Origami Festival fun day on Saturday 16 June to celebrate the opening of their Origami Open exhibition.

The Origami Open is an exhibition celebrating the Japanese art of paper folding, and the gallery has received submissions of work from origami artists, old and new, from across the country.

For the Origami Festival on 16 June, you can try your hand at this unique art form with a free Introduction to Origami drop-in workshop at the gallery between 10am and 4pm. Origami Nick, a member of the British Origami Society, will be leading the session.

Karen Barnes will also be running 30-minute workshops between 2pm and 4pm for children aged seven and above and adults, teaching them how to make butterflies, birds, cranes, louts flowers or iris flowers.

Finally, artist Tung Ken Lam will be helping visitors create a collective origami collage, which will remain on display in the gallery throughout the exhibition.

The Origami Open exhibition will be on display at the Church Square gallery from 16 June to 29 September, coinciding with other major exhibitions from Grayson Perry and Jason Wilsher-Mills.

Cllr Elaine Marper, cabinet member for Culture on North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“20-21 has always tried to think outside the box and exhibit artworks that aren’t normally displayed in public galleries. The Origami Open is also an opportunity for keen paper folders of any ability to see their pieces on display.

“The simple beauty of origami means it’s likely to encourage visitors to go home and try it out for themselves. I hope lots of people are inspired to get creative after visiting 20-21 this summer”

20-21 Visual Arts Centre is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Keep up to date with the latest exhibitions and events at the gallery by visiting the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre website or by finding 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on Facebook and Twitter

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First Published:11 June 2018