Apologies for being MIA for a couple days, I’ve been recovering from bank holiday sunday….
On saturday papergirl came to Newcastle. I had heard little bits about the project online and basically the premise was to hand out free art in the city. The idea is inspired by US paper boys distributing newspapers, volunteers jumped on their bikes to hand out rolls of artwork to passersby. The concept came from an event organised in berlin back in 2005 by Aisha Ronninger.
The group of volunteers met at settle down cafe on the morning to pack up the art (and wrap it in cellophane so nothing got spoilt in the rain)
It was a great event, and such a lovely idea handing art out to people. I even managed to bag myself and my mam a couple of the rolls of art work they were handing out in baltic square..