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Graphic Paper Exhibition- The Art of Cutting Things Out with Alison Kurke

Graphic Paper Exhibition- The Art of Cutting Things Out with Alison Kurke

Alison Kurke is an American collage artist who has been living in the Scottish Borders since the summer of 2023.  The collages in this exhibition are an overview of a studio practice that has evolved over the past twenty years.

She makes collage not to document her life, not to illustrate the issues of the day, not to partake in universal human truths, and not purely out of nostalgia for design and imagery of the past, but because she likes cutting things out, combining them and pasting them down in pleasing arrangements. Retirement has its advantages and focused play is vastly underrated.

She has amassed a gigantic trove of old paper, commercial paper, ephemera and oddities that she is truly determined to sort out one day when she has a few spare minutes.

She enjoys collaborative collage projects and takes part in a number of groups and circles internationally. She has exhibited in various places and taken part in various gatherings and is eager to find and connect with collage and paper fans locally.

She loves paper, collage, bookmaking, gelli printing, and monoprinting as well as red wine, type, architecture, public swimming pools, taking classes, polysyllabic words, people-watching, telling others what is really on her mind, chocolate, and swearing.

Instagram – HERE
Flickr – HERE

Alison is running a collage workshop- Mess with the Dress on Saturday 15 June.
Find out more and book HERE


When & where

Date: Apr 13 - Jun 15

Borders Textile Towerhouse

Pricing details:

Free – donations welcome