Luncheon Club 145: The Art of Paper Cutting – Mike Rendell

Date(s) - 7th Jul 2015

St Matthew's Church

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Mike Rendell
Mike Rendell

Paper craft is thought to be almost as old as paper itself and has always been considered as both functional and decorative.  In this very rapid tour of many of the various types of paper craft Mike Rendell will look at English paper-cuts and silhouettes from the eighteenth century, and, from around the world, origami, kirigami and moneygami, paper sculpture, papier mache and the paper ballgowns made by Isabelle de Borchgrave.  He may even have the energy to take questions afterwards!

Mike Rendell retired from the law in 2003 and since then he has spent much of his time researching, writing and speaking about the vast array of family papers and possessions which came down to him having somehow survived the centuries.  Among the papers he found over 50 intricate paper cut outs made by his ancestor, Richard Hall.  He will bring some of them to illustrate today’s talk for which they provided the original inspiration.

Buffet lunch from 12 noon.  Speaker 1.15 – 2.15 pm.  Cost £15; talk only £8.

Edouart Self-portrait Holburne Museum, Bath
Edouart Self-portrait Holburne Museum, Bath

Applications with cheque (payable to FCAGM) and a stamped SAE or email address to Jan Turner, Wold’s Edge, Station Road, Woodmancote, Cheltenham, Glos., GL52 9HN.