Precision: The Art of Cutting Takes Centre Stage at Metro Arts

Precision: The Art of Cutting Takes Centre Stage at Metro Arts

Metro Arts in West End, Queensland is set to host PRECISION, an exciting exhibition centred around incising, folding, and cutting paper.


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The exhibition will feature a diverse range of artworks, including paper, photographs, installations, and three-dimensional wall sculptures. The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Lindquist, with Minqi Gu.

Precision: The Art of Cutting Takes Centre Stage at Metro Arts
Photo credit: Metro Arts – Elysha Rei / metroarts.com.au

In association with Brisbane Art Design 2023, the exhibition features associated public programs, including a papercutting demonstration with artist Elysha Rei. Visitors can observe Rei’s hand-cut papercutting arts practice while gaining insight into the delicate art form. The workshop will take place on 27 May 2023, from 10 am to 1 pm, and visitors are welcome to converse with the artist while she is working.

Precision: The Art of Cutting Takes Centre Stage at Metro Arts
Photo credit: Metro Arts – Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) / metroarts.com.au

In addition to the demonstration, there will be a family-friendly paper-cutting workshop with artist Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) on 28 May 2023 from 11 am to 1 pm. Children from four years old and up can participate in this free workshop to create their own China bowl filled with papercut treats.

Precision: The Art of Cutting Takes Centre Stage at Metro Arts
Photo credit: Metro Arts – Minqi Gu and Brian Robinson / metroarts.com.au

One of the unique public artworks presented during the exhibition is Harvest, a collaborative piece by Minqi Gu and First Nations artist Brian Robinson.

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From 27 to 28 May 2023, the artwork will centre around clay and collaboration, inviting the audience to harvest small ceramic petals created by Gu, which are spread throughout the West Village precinct.

The work celebrates Robinson’s heritage and tradition and extends into the lush surroundings of the West Village precinct, allowing the audience to participate in the evolving story of the artwork.


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PRECISION: The Art of Cutting is an exhibition not to be missed. The event will run from 6 May to 10 June 2023, at the Metro Arts Galleries located at 97 Boundary Street, West End.

Published 1-May-2023