Sign up for fan art swap

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Dig out the pa­per mache be­cause it’s time to cel­e­brate the weird and won­der­ful.

Love Your Work: Fan Art Swap in­vites lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional artists to cre­ate orig­i­nal pieces of art­work in­spired by a stranger in the form of ‘‘fan art’’.

You don’t need to be an artist to take part, project cre­ator Kalee Jack­son says.

Past par­tic­i­pants have done ev­ery­thing from shav­ing a stranger’s ini­tials into their chest hair to cre­ative por­traits, dig­i­tal col­lages and songs. One per­son even made a cake.

All par­tic­i­pants have to do is send Jack­son a photo and a few de­tails about them­selves to help in­spire the art­work.

Fan artists are then matched up and have one month to cre­ate their work be­fore post­ing or email­ing it to Jack­son for her to pass on to the re­cip­i­ent.

Peo­ple have taken part from as far afield as Ed­in­burgh and New York.

Jack­son, a Grey Lynn graphic designer, started the first swap in 2006. She has fa­cil­i­tated the ex­change of hun­dreds of pieces of art in the six swaps since then.

Par­tic­i­pants must sign up by June 14 and will re­ceive the de­tails to cre­ate their fan art on July 1.

Dig­i­tal col­lage fan art for Marine Roudie in 2013.

Sock pup­pet cre­ated by Me­lanie Oliver for Ruari in 2008.

Sir Peter Leitch and Awen Gut­ten­biel with win­ners of the War­riors v Knights pro­mo­tion at Mt Smart Sta­dium

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