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Papergirl Manchester: like art? like cycling? then this is for you …


I am hoping to take part in this fantastic art project which started in Berlin and now comes to Manchester in September.  I need to find time to print up some of my latest photography work (one print I’m submitting has just been shortlisted for an award but I’m not allowed to announce what just yet).  I am determined to find time to support such a terrific idea.

To get involved you can donate an hour or two and become an art distributer via bicycle or you can create and donate your artistic work.  Or both.  This art can be anything; any subject (within decency realms), any quantity, originals, prints, photos, copies etc. all are welcome.  Details of how to submit are here. Work should be between A4 and A1 in size.  The Deadline is 1st September 2010.

Each distributed art roll will contain several different works, so each one holds a unique combination of works.

The bike bit is designed to mean the art will go to anyone who happens to be in the vicinity of the cycle route at the time, so it’s completely random and without stereotype.  It fits with the quirky nature of the project and allows art to become public art.

All work will be exhibited at Nexus Cafe, Manchester Soup Kitchen, Norther Quarter, Manchester, prior to distribution and some contributors work is being featured over on the Papergirl tumblr site right this minute ….  so get along and have a shufty.

The project is on twitter and facebook and has been featured over at central station creative network and on the Creative Boom website.  You can read more about the original Berlin project here (don’t worry if your German is a little rusty there is an English translation).

Finally, if Ms Papergirl MCR (Janice?) reads this, I have two questions:

1) Can I buy a Papergirl MCR tee-shirt?  I see Berlin had one and it’s lovely.
2) Can cycling boys take part and be Paperboys?

UPDATESept 8th 2010. Preview Night, all welcome at Soup Kitchen: See the Papergirl Manchester submissions before they are distributed at our exhibition launch night, on Thursday 30th September from 7pm. Papergirl Manchester will showcase artists from Russia, Estonia, Canada, France, Ukraine, Italy, Spain, U.S.A, Sweden, Italy, Germany and the UK. So far we have received almost 700 pieces of work to be distributed. The exhibition will feature at least one piece by each artist.

UPDATE: Sept 8th 2010.  Papergirl still accepting late submissions: “We have a few late submissions coming in so if you haven’t submitted anything but want to, get in touch

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3 Responses to “Papergirl Manchester: like art? like cycling? then this is for you …”

  1. 1 Papergirl Manchester/Janice

    Delivery boys and girls can take part in Papergirl. Just email

    Maybe someone would like to design us a t-shirt?


    Papergirl Manchester

  2. 2 admin

    Hi Janice,
    Thanks for your reply. Amazing to hear you have over 700 submissions. Blinkn’ well done !!

    I’d love to be a delivery girl if I can, not sure what day you are actually doing the deliveries.

    Re: tee shirts. The illustration on the vimeo clip (Creative Boom) is nice and would be lovely on a t-shirt, just needs the word Manchester adding somewhere. I also love your Facebook Profile pic, is that your own design? Could be adapted to become the Manchester logo? Also would look faf on a tee shirt!

    Good print to order online tee shirt sites: UK-based. I Bike MCR used these guys recently. Manchester-based, design their own t-shirts but also do collaborations with others. Nottingham-based eco friendly. US-based. US-based. UK-based. Create, buy and sell your own apparel with designs, photos or text.

    Hope to see you at preview night.

    Gill :-)

  3. 3 fabio sassi

    …I’ve joined!!!

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