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1. Collect artwork and writing.

2. Exhibit all the submitted pieces of work.

3. Deliver all the work to random people via bicycle.

Papergirl Brisbane is a community project where art and writing is collected from creative people, exhibited in a gallery, rolled up, and then distributed by bicycle to the random passers-by in Brisbane’s CBD.

Submissions aren’t curated for Papergirl, we use everything that is submitted, so the artists and writers decide what will be given away in distribution. The art rolls cannot be sold and are not delivered to subscribers, so people eager for a roll, just have to be at the right place at the right time.

Anyone who wishes to be involved is invited to participate and submit work, regardless of age, education, profession, gender, or location. Artworks accepted include drawings, photographs, text, pictures, stickers, posters - anything creative and considered that can be rolled and distributed by bicycle. Writers, poets, and lyricists are invited to get involved in the project. You can submit your work to us through post, email or at our drop-off location.

The Papergirl project was founded in Berlin by Aisha Ronniger, inspired due to a tightening of a law in 2005 that associated postering in public places with graffiti-spraying. As a result of various creative and enthusiastic forms of online documentation, the idea has inspired others from around the globe into organising a Papergirl project in their city. Presently the Papergirl global community consists of 40 projects ranging from Europe, America, South Africa, and Australia.

Vegas Spray produly produces Papergirl Brisbane.