• Summary
  • Venue


“In a world of transient communication and fleeting digital memories, paper offers texture and feeling, weight and sensation…”

Ten days celebrating colour and the freedom to play – installations by some of the most exciting creative minds from the worlds of contemporary art, design and architecture – using the specialist coloured paper, Colorplan, from Hull company G . F Smith.

Leading artists and designers have been invited to play with the most fundamental creative material – paper.

The World’s Favourite Colour has now also been revealed as Marrs Green. A pop-up shop is situated opposite Humber Street Gallery until the end of the exhibition on July 9.

The creatives participating in Paper City are Adam Holloway, Max Lamb, Lazerian, Made Thought, Jacqui Poncelet, Joanna Sands,  Bethan Laura Wood and Richard Woods, all of whom have been invited to play with the most fundamental creative material – paper.

Please note, Paper City takes place in various locations around the Fruit Market and closes at 6pm Monday to Sunday, with the exception of Thursday, where the exhibition closes at 8pm.

BSL Interpreted Tour
6 July, 2pm

If you would like to book a place for the BSL Interpreted Tour please email us on access@hull2017.co.uk. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Download the Paper City Map.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


Humber Street and beyond


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

Venue Access

  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing

Opening times

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm