With lockdown restrictions being eased across the country, Manchester’s PAPER gallery is preparing to reopen its doors to the public.

The artist-led commercial gallery, which represents a range of emerging and mid-career artists whose practice is based around the medium of paper, will begin with two new shows, including A Smart Price way of Life, the first solo exhibition by Manchester artist Jade Magenta Williams.

Williams is a recent graduate of the University of Salford Contemporary Fine Art Masters. Through the combined use of documentary photography, objects, ephemera, and collage, she aims to make tangible her earliest memories of childhood. Referencing Asda’s budget range of products, the exhibition highlights the artist’s own working class upbringing and acceptance of a ‘smarter’ way of life.

Main image: Happy Shopper, Jade Magenta Williams

PAPER2 presents: Jade Magenta Williams, A Smart Price way of life will run from May 1-15, 2021 and will be open for three consecutive Saturdays. For more information, visit the website

Social Distancing measures are in place for gallery entry. Only one person or two people from the same social bubble allowed in the gallery at one time. Face masks must be worn, hands sanitised, and contact details must be left for track and trace.