Manchester Art Gallery's 'The First Cut' was such an exciting and inspiring show that I would urge everyone to somehow go there and see it. Most of these photos are from the main gallery space on the top floor, but pieces are displayed throughout the gallery. Further pieces are also on display at the Museum of Costume. We were blown away...
The scale of some of the pieces was just astonishing, the piece, above, was the full height of the gallery space.
The hours and hours of commitment behind the pieces was awe inspiring, we had huge respect for the craftsmanship behind the creation of such beautiful work.
All made from paper and books.
The creative hanging meant that you can wander through this copse of gently rotating 'trees'.
Go, soak up the beauty, be inspired.