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Paper Kitschen

Address:  Suite 76, Level 2, Market Square, 119 Hunter St, Newcastle
Hours: By appointment
Property Donor:  GPT/Urban Growth Group
Launched: May 2013
Closed: 7 October 2015

Sarah Dunn

My participation with Renew Newcastle over the past 5 years has been a great success! I am so grateful for the many opportunities that have come my way thanks to Renew, and without a doubt it has helped my creative interests evolve into a business. While I am not taking on a commercial lease, I’ll continue to be involved with the local connections I have made for years to come.

I have enough space at home now to make works on a larger scale, so have decided it is time to move aside and make space for other projects that need it. Coming up next I’ll be running several paper art workshops around Newcastle, and of course continuing to exhibit and take commissions. Keep up with what I’m up to on Instagram!

Who are you?
Sarah Louisa is a local artist with a fascination with paper, nature, tall tales and tiny details. Under the brand Paper Kitschen Sarah creates paper-cut illustrations, collage, paper sculpture, larger scale installations, and the occasional fashion accessory or jewellery piece from all sorts of found objects. Sarah is an exhibiting artist, custom maker and collaborator and also sells original works and reproductions at markets, online and through handmade shops in Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne

What do you do?
My works are based on my original drawings that are cut into paper by hand with a sharp blade. I’ve been drawing, painting and creatively dabbling as long as I can remember but it has only been since 2011 that I have applied the techniques I am using now. I discovered the tradition of hand-cut paper art by accident and immediately fell in love with the style and the challenge of translating my drawings into intricate hand cut paper illustrations and 3D forms.

I was drawn to Renew Newcastle by the chance to work on a larger scale, collaborate with other artists and expand my practice in an affordable space. My new studio above Hunter Street Mall is one of a group of offices occupied designers, architects, film makers and photographers and will be a space where I can focus on producing a new body of illustrative works