Papergirl Birmingham Distribution Ride

On Saturday 28th April I took part in the Papergirl Birmingham Distribution Ride. As explained in my previous blog post on the subject Papergirl is about delivering artwork on your bike around the city to an unsuspecting public. Earlier in the week there was an exhibition of the work. Craig Bush made this awesome video documenting the exhibition night. All of the artworks were then rolled up ready for the distribution ride!

Photo by Lee Basford


Aside from the occasional rejection of artwork, the public responded quite well to strangers offering them rather vague-looking rolls of paper, even if they did contain great art inside!

Photo by Lee Basford

One of the lucky winners even joined us on our journey on their skateboard

Aside from a few people who opened their rolls of art in front of us there really is no way of knowing who got what piece of artwork. I’d be interested to know who go my artwork! Regardless, it was a great ride around the city and a very unique way of taking art to the masses,

Well done again to Kate Grundy for organising it and you should probably follow the Papergirl Birmingham website if you want to know more 😉

Papergirl Birmingham


Artwork by Papergirl Birmingham/Claire hartley

This week Papergirl Birmingham takes place on bikes across Birmingham:

Papergirl is a global project that aims to open the art world into the urban streets of everyday life. It is an intervention seeking to surprise people and to heartily upturn the notable predictability of day to day life

Art is collected, exhibited, and then distributed on mass to an unsuspecting public, via an atmospheric array of honkingly exuberant and ravishingly roadworthy Berliners Brummies on bicycles.

Papergirl Birmingham made its first appearance on a stall at Birmingham Zine Festival in July 2011, and has since teamed up with EC-Arts/48 Sheet. There will be some rather awesome artwork being carted around Birmingham, amongst which will be some prints from my never before seen video I Am Sitting in a Room.

Antonio Roberts (Hellocatfood)

Photo by Papergirl Birmingham/Kate Grundy

The opening night is on Tuesday 24th April at The Mailbox, with the main distribution day taking place on Saturday 28th April from 12:30pm, also starting at The Mailbox. If you’ve got a bike go to it!

Well done to Kate Grundy for putting this together!