Mr Papers


I am a Folk Artist. Some art requires the observer to have certain knowledge or to be able to discover meaning in the images or forms presented.  The artist guides the observer with technique and colour or by conforming to a certain accepted genre.   My art requires none of this, the materials are obvious to the eye, they are a mixture of found junk and paper and paint.  Papier Mache is the medium used and it is the most simplest of crafts, paper and the written word is used to tell a story.    The object is the illustration of the story, the words are usually written on the piece or in the title and the story is told . This is Folk Art, colourful and brash with no pretensions, obvious technique, obvious materials and message, full of life!


Sue has been working in mixed media for 30 years; she works primarily with paper, particularly papier mache and makes collages and 3D pieces. Sue is a self taught practitioner, and would call herself a Folk or Outsider Artist.  Her work is very colourful and ebullient with diverse and found materials combining with the written word to create pieces that tell or are the story. She has taught creative studies for many years before training as a literacy teacher and working as a community tutor, she now works part time for a museum.



The Mr Paper’s Corporation


Mr Papers is a satirical rabbit made from discarded materials who is very entrepreneurial and constantly engages with his audience to put on festivals or manage wine bars.  Mr Papers has now moved on to creating installations and dioramas of different papier mache characters dealing with unusual scenarios.

Exhibitions in the last 10 years

Barn Door Gallery Summer Exhibition – 2009 – Mr Papers

Institute of Directors Market Place, La Mon Hotel Spring 2010 – Mr Papers

Space raft: ‘Made in Belfast’ Exhibition – March 2010 – Mixed media dolls

Christmas boxed 2009 SpaceCRAFT

Collaboration with Museum Exhibition – commissioned to provide Mr Papers Alternative Museum matchboxes for the launch –  March 2010

WEA Creativity Thirst Exhibition February 2010 – Mr Papers

Contemporary Souvenir project – collaboration between Tourist Board and Art College Nov 2010

Christmas boxed 2010 SpaceCRAFT

‘Sense of Place’ exhibition SpaceCRAFT June 2011 – Jam Jars

August Craft Month – ‘Make at the Museum 2011’- organised month of craft classes and events at Ulster Museum and Cultra, museum themed – August 2011

Christmas boxed 2011 SpaceCRAFT

‘Love’ exhibition February 2012 SpaceCRAFT – Woman and Cat

Collaboration with Museum Exhibition, ‘Commemorate – commissioned to provide Mr Papers ‘Commemorative Sausages,’  for the launch –  March 2012

August craft Month – ‘Souvenir of the Museum’ – organised month of craft classes at Ulster Museum and Cultra, museum themed. – August 2012

SpaceCraft Christmas Exhibtion 2012

Dark Side Souvenir project – October 2012 – ongoing

SpaceCraft Christmas Exhibtion 2013

SpaceCRAFT November 2013  – One man show – Mr Papers

SpaceCraft Valentine  Exhibtion 2014

Crescent Arts Centre – Art exhibition Recycled Art March 2014

SpaceCraft Christmas Exhibtion 2014

Crescent Arts Centre – Art exhibition Recycled Art March 2015

Hudson Bar – HenryPaloosa poster – August 2015

Linen Futures Exhibition August 2015 – Rspace Lisburn- collaborative exhibition exploriong linen

Linen Futures Exhibition September 2015 –Linen Museum Lisburn- collaborative exhibition exploring linen

MADE – SpaceCRAFT – March 2016

TopFloorArt , Saintfield – Aug 2016 Stitchery the myriad possibilities of Needle and Thread

Town House Gallery,  Belfast – BAPS( Belfast Artists in Paper) – December 2016

Royal Ulster Academy Exhibtion – Polite Anarchist piece – October 2017

Pollen Gallery, Queen’s Street Belfast – BAPS- Armageddon May 2018

Royal Ulster Academy Exhibtion –What my Cat Ate today piece– October 2018

Millenium Court Arts Centre – Ann Acheson Splint- May 2018

Framewerks Gallery East Belfast – Paper Gothic – BAPS – September 2019

Royal Ulster Academy Exhibtion –Dancing with my Cat piece – October 2019

Royal Palace Hillsborough – 7 swans a swimming installation – December 2019

Craft NI Gallery Belfast – Unlocked exhibition August – September 2020

Hiatus exhibition – Inklover – Moira October 2020

RSpace Lisburn – Nov 2020 ‘Obvious’ exhibition

Hillsborough Castle – April 2021 Easter trail with 3 giant papier mache rabbits

USWA – May 2021 Annual Exhibition – online


46 Blenheim Drive, Castlereagh, Belfast, BT6 9GD

Opening Hours

I don’t have any set hours and work around my other commitments, please contact me if you would like to like a special commission.

Where to Buy My Work

Craft NI gallery Belfast

Kingfisher gallery Killyleagh

TopFloor Art Saintfield

In Klover Hillsborough

Ulster Museum Shop Belfast

Down Heritage Centre Downpatrick

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Craft Ni gallery: Renew exhibition

Ulster Society of Women Artists annual exhibition:  Crumlin Road Gaol

Great Kit Challenge:  Top Floor Art Saintfield



Hillsborough Scarecrow festival

Art installations, specific one off pieces, Mr Papers collages with family and friends incorporated, all things considered!

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