Laura Jordan (aka Paper Girl Leeds) tells Leeds Inspired about this year's project on two wheels.
Papergirl Leeds is back again for 2012: collecting, showcasing and giving art to the streets of Leeds, with a twist. The project is a sister project of Papergirl Berlin; a non-commercial, inclusive art experiment which responded to a change in laws regarding street art and presented itself as an alternative means for artists to ‘give’ their work to the public.
In many ways, Papergirl works in the same fashion as much other open call, submission-based creative projects. However, the criteria for submission are simply that the work can be rolled up: artwork can be of any size, medium or content and is completely to the artist’s discretion or creative flavour. Additionally, all work submitted is included in the exhibition – with no exceptions.
But why does it have to be able to be rolled? Now here’s something new - the work, once exhibited, is then lovingly distributed to the public in rolls via a critical mass of cyclists (like papergirls and boys delivering newspapers).
The art of giving art.
The deadline for submissions for this year’s Papergirl Leeds is the 15th April, with the exhibition running from 24th – 28th April at High Court, The Calls, Leeds.
For more details on how to submit your work and the Papergirl Leeds exhibition, please check out: