I've recently put together a few prints to send to Papergirl Blackburn; just one of the cities taking part in the worldwide 'Papergirl' project.
Papergirl is a non-commercial, guerilla initiative, originated by Aisha Ronniger in Berlin in 2006 in reaction to tightening German graffiti laws and now adopted by over forty cities worldwide; including Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff, New York and Barcelona. Papergirl (literally) takes art to the streets by distributing donated original artworks and distributing them by bicycle to random passers-by. The project is a not-for-profit venture and the art is free to the public, with each artwork having the artists' name and website details to identify it for the lucky new owners. The organisers ask that artwork be no larger than A3 (allowing for it to be rolled for distribution) but can be any work on paper, including collage, limited edition prints, photographs or drawings.
For the project I submitted four prints from my recent risograph series, which will soon be free to new homes. If you're in Blackburn and you receive one, be sure to drop me a line; I'd love to know where they end up. The big giveaway on the streets of Blackburn takes place on 15th of November but before that there will be an exhibition of all the artworks submitted by artists and makers by Bureau Centre for the Arts in Blackburn.
The deadline for entry is the 31st October.