Sign up for fan art swap
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