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A celebration of paper crafts

Posted on 3 February 2011

An art exhibition at the University of York will celebrate the often over-looked art of paper crafts.

Paper Beginnings features intricate works of paper-cutting, sculpture and film which all share the same beginning – one single sheet of paper.

The exhibition, at the Norman Rea Gallery, Langwith College in Heslington, from February 7 to 17, features works by artists Rebecca J Coles, Lucy Gibson and Sarah Morpeth.

The gallery will also exhibit its own installation, an origami grotto of one thousand paper cranes, designed by the exhibition curators, undergraduate students Helen Grainger and Laura Howarth. The grotto explores the Japanese myth that one thousand cranes leads to luck, prosperity and a wish, and is a modern symbolism of world peace.

A special opening event, which is open to all, will take place at the gallery on Monday, February 7 at 7pm.

The Norman Rea Gallery is open weekdays from 9am to 6pm. For further information visit

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