Kingsgate Postal Service
We have received generous funding from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund to run a socially distant programme for six months. As part of this, we will be running a new mail art initiative: Kingsgate Postal Service (KPS).
KPS will deliver artists’ editions and new writing to your door.
From mid August, subscribers will receive new editions and writing by emerging and established artists and authors. From woodblock prints and temporary tattoos; to poems and recipes - each envelope will contain a carefully selected pair of specially commissioned quasi-complimentary works.
Artists and writers so far include: Cyrus Shroff, Joshua Sex, Sarah Boulton, Victoria Adam, Angus McCrum, Elaine Tam, Nina Royle, Maria Christoforidou, Jack Pierson, Irenosen Okojie, Jasmine Padjak, 650mah…
KPS celebrates the subscription club and the thrill of getting something through the post.
KPS is odd, playful and generous.
KPS is like a hurriedly scribbled holiday postcard from a friend...a missive of love in spite of its smudgy ink blots.
KPS is not precious, but contains precious things.
KPS is an analogue network for distributing digital thoughts.
KPS shares ideas and peculiarities with equal verve.
KPS is the place where one envelope contains works by an award winning novelist and a recent RCA graduate, and the next contains works by a Japanese collective and a curatorial project based in a Brighton vape shop.
KPS is like finding a package on the doormat addressed in a handwriting that is familiar, but you can’t quite remember whose it is…
KPS is a burgeoning art collection that fits in a jiffy bag!
How to subscribe
Subscribe before September 1st to receive 12 editions over the next six months for just £60. Subscriptions are limited so sign up now to avoid missing out:
Once you sign up you’ll receive 2 editions a month. After the first six months, from Feb 2021, KPS editions will be sent out once every two months with 6 editions over the year for £60 - so take advantage of our current special price! We’ll contact anyone paying by direct debit at the end of the first 6 months to check you still wish to receive issues beyond Feb 2021. There is a minimum subscription time of 6 months.
International subscribers please get in touch via the link above to arrange payment and shipping. We welcome customers who'd like to buy the subscription as a gift for a friend.
The first 12 issues of KPS are supported by Arts Council England. The KPS logo (seen at the top of this page) is designed by Giles Round and KPS is creatively managed by work-form.
First edition of KPS | Cyrus Shroff & Joshua Sex
We are excited to launch our first edition of KPS Droplets by Cyrus Shroff and Joshua Sex.
Cyrus Shroff (b. 1988, Bombay) graduated with an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2013. Recent exhibitions include: Six Characters in Search of a Host at the Architectural Association, 2019; Creekside Open by Sacha Craddock at APT Gallery, 2019; Inside Job at Tate Modern, 2018; Rope & Co at Westminster Waste, 2016 and Things on Things at AMP Gallery, 2016. Cyrus had been awarded the Land Securities Studio Award (2013), the David Villers Travel Bursary (2013) and the Chelsea Arts Club Graduate Award (2013).
Joshua Sex (1985, Dublin) studied painting at the Royal College of Art in London. He lives in Ireland, works as a carpenter and, for pleasure, writes stories and plays music on the mouth organ. In the past he helped run the project space Westminster Waste (now he’s involved in another project space: Fál Linntreog).