Open Call: Mail Art Cardiff

Exhibition Open Evening: Friday 13 July 2012, 6.00 – 9.00pm

The Printhaus, 70A Llandaff Road, Cardiff CF11 9NL

We’ll provide pens and envelopes for you to make your own contribution to this Mail Art project whilst you join us for a drink and a look around the exhibition so far.

Mail Art by Chetan Kumar |
image by Chetan Kumar |

This is an open call for mail art from around the UK and the world.

Submission Deadline: 20 July 2012

Mail Art: E17 was the first stop of a touring exhibition of mail art from artists and illustrators across the globe. Following a lengthy and successful exhibition at Walthamstow Wine Club in east London the exhibition has now made its way to The Printhaus in Cardiff, Wales.

Submissions received during the first exhibition period in London will be displayed at The Printhaus from Tuesday 10 July until Sunday 22 July 2012.

In addition to this we are now seeking new submissions to add to the exhibition which will be exhibited at the Printhaus when received and added to the collection of mail art to be exhibited at further venues later in the year.

We are seeking art on any subject and in any form with the one stipulation which is that the art relates to a mailable or mailed form. For example, that could be art on jiffy bags, envelopes, brown paper, packages, art using stamps, printed or franked labels, mail stickers, stencils or mail delivery cards. You can draw, paint, cut, stick and glue, cut-out, construct, scribble or print. Anything goes.

If you would like to take part in the exhibition please email mail[at] or send your work directly to

Spike Dennis
Mail Art: Cardiff
c/o Cardiff School of Art & Design
Howard Gardens
Cardiff CF24 0SP

The deadline for submissions to the Mail Art project is ongoing however, please do not post work for this leg of the exhibition any later than the 20 July 2012.

The exhibition opens on Tuesday 10 July 2012. There will be an open evening on Friday 13 July 20102 from 6.00 – 9.00pm at The Printhaus so do please come and join us for a drink. The exhibition continues until the 22 July (access during open access hours only see for more information)

Read more about the world-wide cultural movement of Mail Art here.


The Printhaus
70A Llandaff Road
Cardiff CF11 9NL


Open Evening: Friday 13 July 2012, 6.00 – 9.00pm
Exhibition open: 10 – 22 July 2012 (open access hours only)
Cardiff submission deadline: Friday 20 July 2012

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Mail art by Marie-Louise Plum | www.marielouiseplum.comMail Art by Spike Dennis |

Conceived by: Marie Louise plum
Curated by: Spike Dennis www,
Hosted by: The Printhaus