The history of zines is one of rebellion, DIY and sub-cultural, low-fi publication. Often used as a vehicle to challenge the status-quo and give voice to the marginalized, the zine was always a cheap and quick way to disseminate information and opinions to the world without permission. Over the years I've used zines as a way to quickly collect words and images to use as fodder for a larger body of work, to pull ideas together into a cohesive aesthetic and once made a zine to celebrate the birth of my last child and mailed it out to announce it to the world.
In this evening workshop, you'll be surrounded with all of the materials you'll need to fashion your own zine which will then be photocopied and exchanged between all of the workshop participants. It's a chance to relax after a day of work, study or parenting and create without judgment, expectation, technique or rules. You can't make a zine wrong, but it is important to give yourself an opportunity to create with absolute freedom.
In the workshop space you'll be set up with a range of materials and tools to allow your this freedom; typewriters, mono-printing, found papers, magazines, tape, painting, mark-making, lead and wooden type. You can also bring your own materials if you wish. You'll be introduced to a few different ways to fold papers and craft a quick zine out of everyday materials.
We'll take a brief look at how contemporary artists and everyday makers are using this accessible format to talk about everything from the mundane to politics, to gender and daily life observations.
A grazing platter and refreshments will be provided on the night, and all materials are supplied. Your zines will be photocopied during the week and you'll receive your collection soon after, via pick up or mail.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of artistic experience and is perfect for the beginner. Ages 12+
$150.00 per person
Friday, June 25th, 2021
5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Small Works Gallery 10-12 Commercial Road Murwillumbah N.S.W.
Grazing Platter & Refreshments provided
Maximum 8 participants
Workshop fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to make it to your workshop, your booking can be transferred to another person, however, it is the participant's responsibility to find a replacement. Unfortunately, swapping your place to another workshop is not possible, as once your ticket has been booked, a spot has been held for you in that particular session. Thank you for your understanding, as it is difficult to absorb these costs as a small business.
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