31 March 2008

An Post C Both Sides - www.anpostcbothsides.ie

You are invited to design a postcard for Ireland’s biggest ever collective art exhibition An Post C Both Sides. The exhibition is open to anyone, anywhere. This is an opportunity to share your ideas and talents with people everywhere.

The postcard art initiative is a 12 month programme asking the public to create their own postcard. This will be followed by a country wide exhibition of selected entries during 2009, recording to the public a time in Ireland’s collective social history.

The An Post C Both Sides campaign celebrates postcard design and the skill of handwriting. Anyone can take part in the project to make a personal statement, depicting a favourite memory, a special place, someone important or even a secret.

While anyone can enter at any time during 2008, An Post C Both Sides focuses on particular communities each month:
April: Travellers; May: Older People; June: Business People/Unemployed People; July: Prisoners; August: Migrants; September: Politicians; October: Education and Learning; November: Farming Community; December: Artists/Individuals.

See http://www.anpostcbothsides.ie/ for details.

The project was initiated and curated by artists Teresa Doyle and Edel O’Reilly Flynn in association with Westmeath County Council. The initiative was an instant success with entries from children and adults expressing opinions on their locale, war, loved ones, childhood memories and more.

An Post now invites everyone to take part in the second phase of the project through 2008. A selection of the entries to the An Post C Both Sides postcard exhibition in 2008 will form a touring exhibition of Ireland during 2009.

How to Enter
Your postcard must be regular size: no larger than 140mm x 153mm (5.5" x 6").
Your postcard can be home-made or you can use a blank postcard.
You have complete artistic freedom in your self-expression, be it visual or literary.
Your card must be sent through the post, stamped and franked with date and origin, to the following address: An Post C Both Sides, PO Box 2009, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.
You can send as many postcards as you wish - just remember each card must be stamped and individually posted.
You can include your name and address or leave your entry anonymous.
Closing date for entries is December 8 2008.

See http://www.anpostcbothsides.ie/ for details.

Your vote will count
We want you to help choose the top three postcards to be displayed on our C Both Sides home page from the entries received each month..

It’s so easy to vote; just choose your favourite postcard and hit the 'Vote for this card' button.

Your vote will be recorded and will count towards deciding which postcards go on display.

Don’t forget to sign up to our alerts, to find out if you voted for a winning postcard.

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