During a two-week residency at the Guesthouse in Cork in August 2011, we created Paper’s first hard-copy edition. We then decided to create a Dublin-based edition last November. These hard-copy editions are accompaniments to the website, which is an ongoing visual art journal that began in November 2009.
Initially, the emphasis for the journal was to open up a dialogue for artists between graduate and established art practice. Two years on, while retaining the need for this dialogue, we also recognise the importance of art-writing that emerges out of an active editorial interaction.
We hope to continue making these hard-copy editions in 2012, both in Dublin and elsewhere.
I would like to thank all of the contributors to this edition for their time and efforts that they gave generously. I would also like to acknowledge the continual support of writers who we have published over this two-year period.
- Niamh Dunphy