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Papergirl is a non-commercial art project, a new way to distribute and show art outside the confines of galleries, into the street.
Papergirl began in Berlin in 2006 and has since traveled to over 20 cities worldwide.
To participate, send work to: Papergirl Dublin, c/o Blackchurch Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland.To subscribe to the mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: What is this Papergirl thing anyway?
A: Papergirl is a non-commercial art project, exploring new ways to distribute and show art outside the confines of galleries, in this case, via bicycle.
Q: What art? Who makes it?
A: Your art, if you want. Art pieces are collected via open call from all over the world - anyone can post work to this address:
c/o Black Church Print Studio
4 Temple Bar
— OR —
It will be exhibited for free and then distributed via bicycle to innocent unsuspecting bystanders (like a classic paperboy). Artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to donate pieces.
Q: Why would I donate art for free?
A: If you have to ask that question, there’s absolutely no point in me answering. That’s another debate altogether.
Q: Does the art have to be about bicycles?
A: No, it can be about anything. We’re even trying to think up ways to allow musicians to contribute. Let us know if you’ve any interest there.
Q: I am a boy can I still take part?
A: Papergirl Dublin is NOT JUST FOR GIRLS. Of course. Every gender in the world can contribute and get involved.
Q: Where will Papergirl distribute art? People’s homes, public buildings, individuals on the street?
A: Papergirl will distribute art on the street to individuals on the street. Art, collected via open call, will be exhibited briefly, then packaged into rolls and distributed via bicycle, thrown by the cyclist at unsuspecting passersby (like a Paperboy distributing newspapers).
Our paper route will span both sides of the river, North and South side of the city centre.
Q: Is there a deadline for submitting work?
The deadline is May 30th 2012. EXTENDED TO June 15th!
Q: Whose idea was this?
A: Papergirl began in Berlin in 2006 , founded by Aisha Ronniger in response to in response to new graffiti laws in Berlin, which sought to put punishment for wheat-pasting on a par with spraying – the usual crap about police using their time and energy chasing kids for writing on walls, rather than dealing with exploitation or murder. It has since traveled to over 20 cities worldwide.
Papergirl Dublin is being dragged into the world by Mice Hell, who is an artist of sorts and likes to ride her bicycle.
Q: Can I get involved?
A: You can of course! You can contribute some art (see above for address), and we will be issuing a call-out for people who want to help with the bicycle distribution later. Also, we’ll need helpers for the exhibition setup. If anyone knows a gallery/space we can use free of charge for a few days, hook us up. AND if you have an idea for a workshop or talk or event of some sort coinciding with Papergirl Dublin, that would be great too. For any of these things, please email email@example.com
Q: WHEN WILL THIS HAPPEN?? AND WHERE?
A: There will be an exhibition in the Supafast Building opening on the 21st of June. After that, the art will be on show for three days, taken down after the 24th of June and distributed in the following days - weather permitting! Keep an eye on this blog, our Facebook or our Twitter for more details.
Q: WAIT! I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS
A: Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you asap.