Papergirl is a non-commercial art project which aims to take art distribution out of galleries and into the streets, giving artists a wider, more liberal venue to exhibit their work. The project consists of an open call for artwork, an exhibition and an urban action where rolls of art are delivered to the public usually on bicycles.
Papergirl 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, drawings, paintings, fabric, t-shirts come together in unique rolls.
The project was founded in Berlin, Germany by Aisha Ronniger and has been carried out every year since 2006. It sparked from the tightening of a German law that equated sticking up posters in public places with graffiti. Papergirl was Aisha’s response to the limitations as a new way to distribute art directly to society without violating laws. The project has since spread to other countries and has captured the attention of artists throughout the world.
Papergirl Glasgow 2011 received over 1000 pieces of artwork from across the world.