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Visiting Hours: Papergirl Belfast 2014

Visiting Hours: Papergirl Belfast 2014

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After featuring this innovative art project on the PQ last year, I fell in love with it and vowed to see it in the flesh if it returned for a second year. Thankfully it has, and the response from artists has been even bigger and better than in 2013.

If you haven't heard of Papergirl Belfast (and clicking on that handy link is just too much like hard work), Jodie Young and Julie Steenson are two local ladies who have put a Belfast spin on a global free art concept.

Papergirl invites submissions from artists - the only brief being that the artwork can be rolled up.

After a short exhibition, the pieces are taken down, rolled up and distributed free to members of the public by the beautiful, bicycling Papergirl team.

Friday 27 June saw the launch of Papergirl Belfast 2014, at PS²

The exhibition continues until 5th July and I thoroughly recommend you get down before then to see the amazing variety of work on show.

Not a single submission gets rejected, and it's the inclusivity of this project that appeals to me as much as its diversity and accessibility. Keep an eye out for the Papergirl team, and get in touch here if you're lucky enough to bag some free art from them!

Visiting Hours: Common Threads

Visiting Hours: Common Threads

What's On This Week: 30 June - 6 July

What's On This Week: 30 June - 6 July