Announcing an open call for art for Papergirl Dublin:
Now, anyone anywhere in the world can get involved, have their art displayed in a gallery in Dublin AND have it distributed for FREE (well, apart from postal costs)
c/o Blackchurch Print Studio
4 Temple Bar
Anyone in Dublin and surrounding areas, no need to post! I will be organising a Papergirl Meet somewhere soon, it would be nice to meet people.
Well 1,000 apologies for not updating this sooner.
I will probably hold off on announcing the postal submissions address til the new year, there’s a time and a place for these things.
The above is the official Papergirl Dublin Poster but obviously there are more famous people from Dublin that look charming on bicycles;
More to come soon. Promise.
I have decided to go ahead with my long-neglected attempt to bring Papergirl to Dublin.
At the moment I am finalising the WordPress, Tumblr and Facebook pages, designing a logo and poster, and also on the hunt for a good exhibition space.
I will not be accepting submissions for a few weeks, until things are more concrete, so check back soon.
For now, I’ll leave you with some basic information about Papergirl:
Papergirl began in Berlin in 2006 and has since happened in about 20 other cities. It is “a non-commercial art project which aims to take art distribution out of galleries and into the streets”. Art is collected via open call, exhibited for free, carefully rolled up and then distributed all completely at random by bicycle to passers-by (in the style of a paper-boy).
And here’s a link to my previous post concerning Papergirl
**** UPDATE ****
Tumblr – this will be the primary blog for Papergirl Dublin. To be updated regularly (more regularly than this page).
Just got an email from the people behind Papergirl Berlin informing me that my submission is up on their website, and will be on display in the Neurotitian Galerie along with the 237 other submissions, from the 4th – 5th of July.
Papergirl started in 2006 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 sex trafficking or murders.
Artwork is sent via open call, with a minimum of 2 artworks/editions (I’m unclear if it’s editions or actual pieces) per person so that one can be included in the exhibit, and the other complied into a “roll” and distributed on the Day of Action/Aktionstag via bike, a la classic paperboys distributing newspapers (hence the name).
I heard about Papergirl last summer while I was living in Leipzig, and sent some stuff off to them – the minimum-2 rule suits print-based work and both this year and last year I sent screenprints.
A few months later they sent me a poster in return, which was nice.
Far as I know, there won’t be a Berlin Papergirl next year – they’ve been doing it 5 years straight now – but Papergirl projects have sprung up in various parts of the the world.
Kinda wish I’d entered Papergirl Romania, now that college is finished up I think I will make a point of entering as many of the European editions as possible (which seem to be few and far between, unfortunately). Also, would a Dublin edition be so hard to organise? (yes)
Some info on Papergirl in English can be found here.