TODAY and tomorrow will be the last chance to see Paper Beginnings, a celebration of the often overlooked art form of paper craft, in the Norman Rea Gallery at Langwith College, University of York.

On show are intricate works of paper-cutting, sculpture and film by artists Rebecca J Coles, Lucy Gibson and Sarah Morpeth that all share the same beginning: one single sheet of paper.

Exhibition curators Helen Grainger and Laura Howarth say: “The works are all enchanting and memorable, showing the limitless opportunity of this everyday material, whether deceptively simple or obviously complex.” The gallery also is exhibiting its own installation, Paper Beginnings’ origami piece of 1,000 paper cranes. “It explores the beauty in the Japanese myth that 1,000 cranes leads to luck, prosperity, a wish, and its modern symbolism of world peace,” say the curators.