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Chinese Cut Paper Animation

Creative Workshops

10 Jan - 16 Jan + 19 Jan - 23 Jan

As part of our special summer season, China Up Close, this free workshop activity invites you to be inspired by cut paper traditions in Chinese culture.

Free > Drop in between 11am and 2pm.

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  • Drop in and contribute your own character or background element to a collaborative paper-cut work then watch the work come to life as it is captured on a lightbox using time-lapse and stop-frame animation techniques.

    Paper's invention in China can be traced back several thousand years. The region has the earliest surviving paper-cut works and the only paper-cut art to be listed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Chinese shadow puppetry also stretches back through millennia, as one of the earliest forms of ‘screen-based’ art.

    Recommended for ages 5 and up.