Paper on Skin

Paper off Skin

Paper off Skin - showcasing the artistry and innovation of paper art. A sister competition to Paper on Skin.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Mar 1, 2022




Textile art

The inaugural Paper off Skin is now calling for entries.

A sister event to Paper on Skin.

Since 2012 Paper on Skin has driven extraordinary innovation in the world of wearable paper art.

Paper off Skin gives artists, designers and papermakers the opportunity to explore the unique and versatile qualities of paper as a medium of creativity.  The competition will expand the artistry and innovation seen in the works of Paper on Skin – without the works needing to be wearable!

Works must be garment-inspired, linked to wearable art, or demonstrate the development of techniques/methodology which could be used in future wearable paper artwork.

Paper off Skin 2022 will be curated by Dr Grace Pundyk. Dr Pundyk will pre-select the works.


Major Award: Temple-Smith Lawyers, Linda Johnston Director $1500

Runner Up Award: Anita Dow MP $1000

Twelve Month Mentorship Award in Honour of Neil Thorne (for a student or emerging artist) $1000

Emerging Inspiration Award (to be judged by award donor) $500

One Agency Collins Real Estate People’s Choice Award $500

EXHIBITION Rant Arts, Devonport June 3 – July 1

All details at

Paper off Skin is assisted through Arts Tasmania. Major sponsor – Temple-Smith Lawyers, Linda Johnston Director.

IMAGES – all photography by Grant Wells Photo

Cynthia Hawkins (AUS) The TasmAsian – hand moulded shoes; ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Denise Lamby (AUS) New Life – sea-urchin ring & paper straw shoes; Tony Williams (USA) Woodabe Vest and Pants – beads; ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Barb Adams, Anne Gason, Chris Rose, Chris Smith, Gail Stiffe (AUS) Connie’s Coat – pockets.

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