Paper Machine is a 5000 sq ft printshop in the Lower 9th Ward housing a range of traditional and cutting edge print technologies, to enhance, amplify, and explore New Orleans's rich printing heritage while providing significant opportunities for artists and residents of the Lower Ninth Ward and beyond.
As a project of Antenna, developed with the assistance of Dashboard, the space opened in 2017, housing the organization's printing and publication efforts, studios for print based artists, a huge Rube-Goldberg-style sculptural print machine, and the Artist Book Collection. Paper Machine offers artist-driven exhibitions, programs, and classes exploring the boundaries of print technologies.
The outward presence of Paper Machine was developed by Carl Joe Williams. The printing apparatus that exists as you walk into the building was designed and built by Chris Deris and it prints a series of original icons that represent the city's print history designed by Kiernan Dunn and Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell. Photo here by L. Kasimu Harris.
Visit the space at 6330 Saint Claude Ave, Monday-Friday 9-4pm or for special open shop hours on the third Saturday of every month.