Banana paper and mini art

Examples of Annabel Keatley's paper.
Examples of Annabel Keatley's paper. / SUR
  • Artists from around the world take part in an exhibition in Espacio Creativo, Almuñécar

English artist and paper-maker, Annabel Keatley, will be holding an exhibition and paper making workshops in her gallery-cum-shop, Espacio Creativo, in Almuñécar from Monday 13 February.

A total of 24 artists from Spain, the UK, the Netherlands and Argentina will be exhibiting work made especially for the exhibition, titled 'mini cuadros', in which each piece is no bigger than 12 x12 centimetres. Among the artists is a ceramist, a sculptor and a budding 15-year-old from London, who Annabel says "is very talented and I know how important it is at that age to get your work noticed".

During the three-week exhibition, Annabel will also be running two paper-making courses. The first, on Sunday 19 February will focus on making paper from esparto and banana leaves, and the second, on 26 February will teach participants about making decorative paper. Places are limited to five people so booking is essential.

Annabel, 50, has lived in Spain for 20 years, having studied art and printmaking in Edinburgh and then the Chelsea School of Art. She has won a number of arts awards which have allowed her to travel to Spain and Russia in the past.

She has held many exhibitions in the two countries as well as in the UK, where she still has gallery space in London and Somerset. She now lives in Almuñécar and has a partner and two children.