Washi | Umi O Koete

Paper from Across the Sea


CatStrand Exhibition 2020

Access the exhibition through the galleries below -  use the arrows to navigate through the full exhibition gallery. Double click to take the gallery full screen.


To look at individual pieces, see the grid gallerys where you can select an individual print or photograph to enlarge.

Hand made paper labels accompany each print, which are viewable following each associated print in the slide gallery, or can be read individually by selecting them in the grid galleries.

Download our accompanying exhibition notes here


Follow this link to view the video accompanying the exhibition.



About  Washi | Umi O Koete

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop receive Washi Japanese handmade paper from Mino, Gifu in Japan.


The paper is produced specially for the printmakers by three papermakers carrying on the 1300 year old tradition of Mino Washi, designated by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.


Thirteen artists from FDPW create artwork for an exhibition in various printmaking methods. From etching, to screen print, to gesso, to block print and woodcut.


Printmakers featured: Sheila Carnduff, Thora Clyne, Chrissie Heughan, Catherine King, Peter Kirley, Linda Lincoln, Robert Maclaurin, Bill McKechnie, Babs Pease, Clive Ramage, Steve Ratomski, Aine Scannell, Clare Yarrington.


Paper makers: Masashi Sawamura, Takanori Senda, Yukiyo Terada.


Project supported by The Dunfermline Carnegie Trust, The Japan Society of Scotland and Fife Council. 

Click on an individual print, or label, in the below gallery to view in full screen.

Prints in the exhibit are priced at £200 (unframed).

Please email aidan@catstrand.com if you are interested in purchasing any of the work. 

The following video shows a young Japanese paper maker Senda san, who made some of the paper featured in the exhibition works in Japan.

A further film about two Mino paper makers can be viewed online here.

Thank you for viewing our virtual gallery space, if you would like to support GCAT to bring more artists work to life online - you can donate the price of a coffee (or more) through https://justgiving.com/gcat

Gallery images captured on site at CatStrand by Ian Biggar, on behalf of Glenkens Community & Arts Trust.

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