Friday, 27 June, 7-9pm
Tues- Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm
Thursday: Late Night Art 1-9pm
A non-commercial, un-selective guerrilla initiative
Organised by Julie Steenson and Jodie Young
Ends 05 July 2014
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Creativity, cycling, generosity and our city all rule. Papergirl is a non-commercial, guerrilla initiative that brings art to the streets in an alternative and dynamic way by distributing unique rolls of artwork freely and at random to lucky strangers via bicycle. Drawings, paintings, photographs, illustrations, prints, textiles, stickers, T-shirts, poems, prose and zines – basically anything that can be rolled up – will be collected and showcased in an un-curated exhibition before being shared with the local community.
The Papergirl project was founded in Berlin by Aisha Ronniger in the summer of 2006 in reaction to tightening German graffiti laws. Since then, its participatory, non-commercial and DIY spirit has seen it become an international creative movement, and today Papergirl takes place in over forty cities worldwide.
Papergirl Belfast took place for the first time in 2013 and was met with a magnificent response from artists and writers from all over the world – including Mexico, the US and Germany – as well as support from a number of local established artists, who very generously donated pieces of their work. The exhibition ran for a week at PS² before the art was taken down, packaged into rolls and distributed by bicycle in Botanic Gardens on a beautiful summer day. We’re delighted to be back in the saddle in 2014!
The exhibition will run until 5 July. After which, the pieces will be taken down, rolled up and distributed at random to lucky strangers on the streets of Belfast via bicycle. The date for this still has to be confirmed.
For more information about the project and how to take part visit papergirlbelfast and facebook.
Papergirl, Belfast, is organised, circulated, collected, photocopied, installed and distributed by Julie Steenson and Jodie Young.