The International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) is the world leading organisation for paper artists. It was founded in 1986 in Düren, Germany, when paper as an art medium was far less well-known than it is today. While paper history and production are one facet of the Association's activities, the central focus is to promote paper and handmade paper as a contemporary artistic medium.

The Association's main objective is to facilitate an international exchange of artistic ideas and share information about hand papermaking and paper art. IAPMA aims to provide the opportunity for members to work together, collaborate on artistic projects and exhibitions, share solutions to technical problems, explore different paper-related cultural backgrounds, and encourage new approaches to paper arts. To this end, each year one Bulletin and six newsletters are produced: the newsletters provide information about exhibitions, publications, projects and techniques involving paper; the Bulletins are professionally produced magazines with handmade paper covers and sample papers which feature individual artists, papermakers and their ideas. All members are invited to share information with other members through the newsletters and Bulletins.

Currently, the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists has 589 members from 43 different countries.

May 25, 2022
A Guided Tour at Patent-Papierfabrik Hohenofen, Germany (Germany) June 24, 2022 Featuring IAPMA Member Heike Berl and other Participants Opening Hours One day event, time: 4 pm Reservation until June 19, 2022 by email to Heike Berl at mail@heike-berl.de Location Patent-Papierfabrik Hohenofen Neustädter Str. 25 16845 Sieversdorf-Hohenofen How to get there: https://papierfabrik-hohenofen.de/kontakt/ More Information A guided tour in German language by Mrs. Schael, member of the association Patent-Papierfabrik Hohenofen e.V. As a unique technical monument with a completely preserved historical paper production line in Germany, the mill plays an important role in German industrial culture. The paper mill is considered a landmark of the decentralized development of industrialization in 17th century Prussia. Price: 9,- € per person (cash payment upon entrance) Duration: about 60 minutes Further information: https://papierfabrik-hohenofen.de/uber-die-papierfabrik/verein/ https://papierfabrik-hohenofen.de/ #papermill #paperhistory #papierkunst #künstlerpapier #iapmamember #machine #fourdrinier #fourdrinierpapermachine
May 19, 2022
IAPMA supported: IAPMA Papermaking Workshop with Maria Matyja-Rozpara (Poland) May 21, 2022 - May 28, 2022. The workshops will be conducted by Maria Matyja-Rozpara. The artist creates objects from handmade paper, using materials of plant material. Maria Matyja-Rozpara will talk about the process of making paper and will present creative methods of creating compositions from paper. A workshop in cooperation with Hanna Rozpara. Workshop program Introduction: A brief history of paper, introduction in manual papermaking techniques. Practical part: Making of handmade paper compositions using templates, making compositions of handmade paper dyed with pigments, creation of handmade paper collages using various materials such as dried plants, decorative paper, etc. Dates and Times: May 21, 2022 10.30 am - 1 pm May 28, 2022 10.30 am - 1 pm Place: Municipal Art Gallery MM in Chorzów ul. Sienkiewicza 3 Chorzów The workshop is an IAPMA supported project. Contact information Maria Matyja-Rozpara maria.rozpara@gmail.com Limited places available, please book by phone: +48 32 3497875 #handpapermaking #papermaking #papermaker #papierkunst #iapmapapermaking #iapmamember #iapmasupported #papermakingworkshop
May 18, 2022
New Exhibition - MATERIAL THINKING (China) June 20, 2022 - November 20, 2022. Featuring IAPMA Members Helene Tschacher, Aïdée Bernard (@aideebernard), Bornemisza Eszter, Mali Klein, Sefi Gal and other Artists Opening Hours Monday to Sunday 9 am - 9 pm Haitian Sky Art Center, Qingdao, No 17 Hong Kong Middle Road, Shinan district, Qingdao "Material Thinking" 1st International Contemporary Material Art Biennale received 2066 artworks from 80 countries and districts all over the world. 1196 pieces of artworks were submitted from overseas and 870 pieces of artworks from China. The artworks were selected by the international jury committee anonymously. 150 artworks were finally selected for the Biennale, including 82 artworks from overseas and 68 artworks from China. Host: Tsinghua University Qingdao Guoxin Group Academic Support: IMAS, Tsinghua Art, International Material Art Study Organized by: Contemporary Art Institute, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University Qingdao Conson Hai Tian Center Construction Co. LTD Qingdao Conson Culture Tourism Management Co. LTD #materialthinking #paperart #paperartexhibition #handmadepaper #papermaking #papermaker #internationalpaperartbiennale #china