Versatility of Paper Summer
1 July 2023
The Versatility of Paper call out took place in July 2023 and generated a fantastic response from artists across Gravesham and the country, leading to a papermaking workshop and a printed newspaper.
About the event
The Versatility of Paper drew on the long history of papermaking and printing in the Gravesend, Northfleet and Purfleet areas of Kent and Essex. Paper produced in these mills had a multitude of purposes, demonstrating the versatility of paper, including,
Newsprint paper for newspapers, comics and magazines (also printed in this area)
Tissue paper for toilet rolls, nappies and sanitary products (and still being made today)
Paper sacks for the transport of commodities such as tea, flour, sugar, potatoes, chemicals and minerals.
Cardboard for packaging and packing cases
Paperboard for the linings of plasterboard