Archive for the ‘Paper Art’ Category

Cut Paper Installation Designs

November 13, 2011

Designs for proposed Cut Paper Installation, Christmas themes

© Maeve Clancy 2011


Paper Tales Exhibition

October 2, 2011

Work in Progress and finished work shots from Paper Tales exhibition, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Giant pop-up books, projected animation, cut paper scenes and comics combine to illustrate stories that were written by Castlebar schoolchildren in the 1930s – how they lived, worked and played, the local myths and legends.
Opened September 30th, runs until October 31st

Black Cut Paper wall pieces, Characters from Folk Tales-

Hand painted Fairy Tale book, an original story inspired by the Folk Tales-

Large Cut paper piece with animated Fairy exploring locations from the Story Book-

Shadow cast on back wall by projection through Cut Paper piece-

Pop Up Books under construction and completed in exhibition-

Comic Strip detailing traditions and everyday life, running from entrance stairwell up to main exhibition space-

Original Content © National Folklore Archive, UCD, Dublin, Ireland
ArtWork and Storybook © Maeve Clancy 2011

Paper Tales Exhibition- Work in Progress

August 31, 2011

More work in progress of Cut Paper piece for Exhibition-

© Maeve Clancy 2011

Paper Tales Exhibition – Work in Progress

August 23, 2011

Some Paper Cutting work in progress for upcoming exhibition ‘Paper Tales’ at Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co Mayo opening Sept 30th 2011-

Hut Detail-

The Round Tower Step by Step-







Various cut outs being ‘stored’ on the wall:


© Maeve Clancy 2011









– The Three Day Backdrop –

April 12, 2011

Creating a 40 ft backdrop in very little time and with a tiny budget….

Paper takeover of the studio-

Paper all cut out –

Begin painting –

River Waves –

Section of Ha’penny Bridge

Bridge in full before painting-



All images © Maeve Clancy 2011

Unwrapped Cut Paper Piece

November 25, 2010

25th November:

Approved Design for Unwrapped Paper piece, to fit entrance doors at Rua Red Gallery, Tallaght, D24

29th November:
Work in Progress Photos

Prepared paper on wall

Drawing on Design

Drawing details

Start with the smallest section- work out cutting techniques to suit design

Matching up sections

Rabbit Detail

Time consuming tree detail-


30th November –

Cutting the Tree Face

Storing already completed layers inbetween rolls of uncut paper

Cutting final door section (Door 1 on Design)

Squirrel & Seedling detail finished

All layers before rolling for transportation

And the lettering..(almost forgot)


©Maeve Clancy 2010

Solihull Exhibition – Opened May 20th 2010 –

May 29, 2010

© Maeve Clancy 2010

Solihull Exhibition – Mounting Day One

May 8, 2010

Mounting of Cutouts onto backing plastic- Day One.
Achieved with a little help from my friends/unpaid slave labour…

photos © Catriona Bohan

Images and designs © Maeve Clancy 2010

Solihull Exhibition – Dublin Docklands

May 3, 2010

Part 6 of 8, Background for Dublin Docklands main scene

© Maeve Clancy 2010

Solihull Exhibition – Sunlight Chambers cutouts

April 29, 2010

Sunlight Chambers on Parliament St/ Essex Quay in Dublin. The story of soap on a building
now cut into paper for an installation-

© Maeve Clancy 2010