About'Page Three Girls' by Katie Horwich
Private view Wednesday 2nd of June - 19:30 onwards
Closing party: Saturday 26th June - 19:30 onwards
I find a copy of The Sun every day and paint the clothes that I am wearing onto the page three girl.
When I started (as a diary project) I was working in Boots where the compulsory uniform was an ankle length white pleated polyester skirt and a navy tabard, designed by Jeff Banks.
It was a hot summer and I didn't want to suffer alone so when I chanced upon a copy of The Sun on the pavement in front of me I took it home and painted the unfortunate outfit onto Nikkala.
Finding a copy the next day, I did the same.
Soon I realized that I had to carry on with this ritual and it became compulsive behaviour. I couldn't take the chance of finding a paper on the street or on the bus or on the dash of an unlocked transit van so took a job in a paparazzi agency where papers would be abundant.
Time passed and I was invited to Vienna where
The Kronenzeitung also feature a topless model on one of their nonsense story pages, and so I trawled through the recycling bins of my host city, painting my holiday wardrobe onto the perky Austrian lovelies.
Now it's eight years later, and I'm still extracting Becky from beneath a commuter's heel on the tube; Peta's more often than not in the Chinese take away at closing till one day we open the paper and they're not there anymore.