Papermakers and Artists Qld 'PAQ' (formerly known as Papermakers Qld) connects artists who share a passion for paper as an art medium, with an emphasis on the exchange of skills and encouraging experimentation. PAQ represents and furthers the interests of hand papermakers and paper artists in Queensland and Northern NSW, but also has members from around Australia.
Its not all about papermaking! Membership is open to anyone with an interest in working with paper in any form. We celebrate the artistry of paper including paper sculpture, artist books, paper clay, surface design, pulp painting, marbling, calligraphy, printmaking and, of course, papermaking using recycled paper and plant fibres, .
PAQ's Brisbane base is at the BVAC (Wellers Hill Arts Hub) at Tarragindi. Meetings are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month [see calendar], either at the BVAC or Hive Studios in Banyo.
PAQ is an active member of the Brisbane Visual Arts Community (BVAC).
Our 2024 Committee
President: Fiona Garrett-Benson
Vice-Presidents: Joolie Gibbs and Joanna Faber
Treasurer: Marjorie Beattie
Secretary: Ann Huthwaite
Minutes Secretary: Ngaire Macleod
The following members will fill the other coordinator positions:
Membership: Maxine V Cole
Website: Peter Whitehouse
Facebook: Lyn Rushby
Newsletter: Joanna Faber (with Michelle Vandermeer filling in as needed)
Meeting Activities: Fiona Garrett-Benson
Exhibitions: Different coordinator for each event
Gympie Regional Art Gallery : Joolie Gibbs
Richard Randall Studio Space: Wendy Sonnenburg
Pop-Up Shop: Lyn Rushby
Meeting Hosts: Glenda Hennig and Ann Huthwaite
BVAC Representative: Joanna Faber with assistance from other members as required
Librarian: Chris Bryant
We acknowledge the many Traditional Custodians of the Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.