Groups of artists in six cities around the world will be following the same, three step process to co-create work.
BEGINNING: Each artist starts a piece of artwork A3 sized - then they get together with the other artists in their city and mix up the work - all taking away a piece they didn't start.
MIDDLE: Artists each work on the piece that someone else started. Then artists get together to mix up the artwork again, and each leaves with a piece that they haven't yet worked on.
END: Artists finish the piece they have and this completes the city mixup - every piece has been worked on by three different artists, and every artist has worked on three pieces.
When the local Mixups completed we had local shows - and now are embarking on a grand tour. Starting with an opening show at Lumberjack Coffee as part of Camberwell Arts Festival June 6-20 2016.
All over the world
Medellín Mixup local show
Local Mixup from Colombia - in collaboration with the world film festival - featuring artists
David Londoño, Federico Fernández Gärtner
June Juno, Paula Patiño, Santiago Pérez, Sara Serna, Santiago Rojas, Ximena Escobar
26 Feb / The Brewers Co-Op 135 Albert Rd
Jamal is a Beirut-based collage artist and designer.
Maleeha El Sadr
Maleeha is a visual artist and wanna-be nihilist in Michigan who begrudgingly finds meaning and symbolism in everything, feeding her involuntary idealism, and rendering her confused.
A visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works between Lebanon and the UK, Moussa's current work explores the visual impact of buildings on their environment.
Riham El Ghosseini
Riham is a graphic designer and photographer from Lebanon who seeks answers and inspirations in nature.
Saba is an Iranian-Lebanese painter and installation artist who lives in Beirut and Los Angeles
Reem is a graphic designer and a doodle artist from Lebanon.
When did it start? When does it finish?
Mixups are starting October 2015 - and we are aiming to be done early 2016 - there will then be local shows before the first global show in June 2016.
Are there any other rules?
Nope. It's a project that is all about respecting the creative agency of the artists. Whenever the paper is in their hands they can do anything they want with it. The only rule is that when they pass it on, they have to let it go.
A global art experiment: 16 artists in 16 countries collaborating by post.
In 2014, Richard Watkins and Lara Salmon started The Airmail Project, where 16 artists from 16 countries started a process that was the precursor of the Mixup. Each artist started a piece of work, sent it to an artist in a different country to work on, who sent it to a third artist to finish. The work travelled a total of 264,000 miles - and we had exhibitions in LA, Beirut, London and Istanbul. The project seemed to capture the imagination and so it made sense to expand on the idea.
Airmail artists: Richard Watkins from UK, Lara Salmon from USA, Federico Fernández Gärtner from Colombia, Nini Sum from China, Maria Mokbel from Hungary, Anastasia Belous from Ukraine, Dean Christie from Australia, Henk Holsheimer from Holland, Robert Ekblom from Sweden, Ben Ong from Malaysia, Saba Sadr from Lebanon, Marianne Saltiel from Mexico, Andile Dyalvane from South Africa, Rosie Cooper from New Zealand, Tara Jaffar from Iraq and Musonda Kabwe from Zambia.