Papergirl Manchester is back for 2011, distributing rolls of art by bicycle to passers-by.
Papergirl is an art project from Berlin, which was started in 2006 by Aisha Ronniger as a reaction to the discussion in the media about the tightening of graffiti laws to include paste ups. The art isn’t sold; instead it is gifted to the receiver. Each roll consists of posters, prints and originals, uniquely wrapped together to create a one-off combination of works. The project is analogue, non-commercial and impulsive; bringing art to the public in a different way from normal.
See the art before it is distributed at the exhibition featuring illustration, design, screen prints and zines from 50 local and international artists. The exhibition launches 6pm, Wednesday 15th June at Soup Kitchen. Featuring music from Preston is my Paris and a collaboration with Sumi Ink Club, creating topsy-turvy, detailed, collaborative drawings that everyone can take part in.
Papergirl is organised by the same people that did the Japan Art Sale and hopefully this will be 1 of many more events just like it.