The project was founded in Berlin by Aisha Ronniger.
Since 2006 Aisha’s idea has inspired like-minded folk from around the globe into organising a Papergirl project in their city.
The concept begins with an open call for art, welcoming anyone creatively minded to submit their work. Drawings, paintings, screen prints, photographs, textiles, stickers, poems, zines… anything that can be rolled up and transported with ease.
Art is collected, exhibited for free, and then distributed to an unsuspecting public, via an atmospheric array of honkingly exuberant and ravishingly roadworthy Brummies on bicycles.
You don’t have to be a girl to be involved in Papergirl. If a blend of cycling, art, and random acts of kindness speak to you, then get in touch to be a part of Birmingham’s first Papergirl.
MAKE IT HAPPEN & GET INVOLVED!
Studio4 Gallery, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AA,
THE ELECTRIC CINEMA,
47-49 Station Street, Birmingham, West Midlands,
B5 4DY, United Kingdom.
❖ THE IDEA of the project is to open the art world to people who often don’t instinctively or actively seek it out; to surprise people and bring them into contact with art in their everyday life.
❖ The initial impulse for this project came about due to a tightening of a law in 2005, associating postering in public places with graffiti-spraying. The idea of distributing art by bicycle emerged during the search for new ways to bring art straight to society, and have more fun doing so than out of fear of possible punishment.
❖ The project is all-inclusive and there are no restrictions on medium, nor on participants’ age, education, gender, location or background. Both emerging and more established artists are welcome to take part. This means that all levels and styles of prints, stickers, posters, photos, stories, illustrations, zines, drawings, paintings, fabric, t-shirts come together in one unique roll.