Wycinanki- The Art of Polish Paper Cuts


Wednesday 18th January- Sunday 19th March 2017



This unique exhibition will be on loan from the prestigious Horniman Museum during spring 2017.

“Wycinanki” or paper cuts are a traditional Polish Folk art. They first appeared in the 19th century when they decorated the inside walls of rural homes. Although paper cuts are no longer used in the original way, there are still practitioners of the craft and traditional motifs often inspire modern artists. They are made almost exclusively by women who use sheep-shearing scissors to cut detailed designs.

The paper cuts in this exhibition are from two regions of Southern Poland known for their traditional crafts- Kurpie and Łowicz.

Admission to this exhibition is free to Annual pass and Copeland Pass holders. Day tickets: Adults (£5), Concess (£4), Child (£2), Family ticket (£12 for 2 adults and 2 children)

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