Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 1 - Report

Images from day 1

Ok so i am pretty new to using blogs. Decided to start by doing one day at a time. Greetings from Burnie! Michelle Wubbolts

26 March – Day 1
Paper mill Tours and Exhibition openings

International, national and local paper makers and artists swarmed the city of Burnie when the congress program officially commenced on the 26 March. Our 121 IAPMA guest were treated to a Burnie paper seminar and then tour of Australian Paper Mill to learn about commercial paper making. After the commercial Mill tour delegates then had a Creative Paper Tasmania tour to learn about how we maker our hand made paper.

For lunch a spectacular gourmet Tasmanian feast was arranged outdoors on Creative Paper Tasmania’s front lawn. It was pouring with rain, but the moment our IAPMA guests arrived the sun come out which made for a refreshing and crisp lunch underneath Creative paper's large deciduous tree. It was magnificent. In the afternoon we were fortunate to have ABC radio doing a live broadcast from Creative Paper studios who interviewed a range of guest paper artists and event organisers.

In the evening the IAPMA congregation were invited to attend the opening of the Ten Days on the Island events at the Burnie City Council Atrium and at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. The event was also the official opening of the IAPMA congress exhibition New paper Old Land. 5 exhibitions were opened in total this evening. A man playing a ‘sousaphone’ escorted the group from one venue to the other.

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