Saturday May 25 dawned bright and clear - just another glorious Autumn day in Canberra! Which was completly wasted on us as we would be inside making zines and having fun thanks to a travelling Zine workshop taken on the road by Eloise Quinlaven & Jeremy Staples.
Eloise & Jeremy and THE HISTORY of ZINES
We came, we listened, we saw ...
The Conference Room set up for zine making
Zines from previous workshops
Flyer from the recent Canberra Zine Emporium zine fair
We kickstarted the day with a brief intro. We learnt about Eloise & Jeremy and their zine related activities over the past '10ish' years. Eloise's life in Toowoomba and getting her zine distro "Smells Like Zines" up and running. And Jeremy's Bizoo history and adventures with zines overseas. Jeremy very kindly gave everybody AND the Library, a copy of his book Bizoo. Telling us tales of their recent joint activities with the "Pop Up DIY Workshop Bicycle Trailer" and travelling the countryside doing zine workshops, visiting zine fairs and just working hard and promoting zine culture in general. After our intro in the conference room, we headed off to the theatre to have a look at a doco dvd about zines
... and the Zine I made was this big ...
Then we got to practice the real thing. After a paper folding lesson ...
Pre-folded zine - ready to go
Armed with scissors and gluesticks, magazines, feathers and typwriters ... really old school typewriters; we pounded keys, sliced pages, got glue everywhere, coloured in and photocopied till our hearts content.
Doing our research
Some supplies courtesy of the Public Programmes and Eduction people at the NLA
Love the Feathers!
Cat working on her zine
Newbie zinester working on her travel zine
Keren and Marjorie taking a break from zine making
Bizoo and Dracula ... hanging out ...
Veiwing Artist's books in the Petherick Reading Room
Eloise & Jeremy having fun with the Henderson Collection
After the photocopying - piles of freshly minted zines
More Zine folding action
"Alien" zine print run almost done
Fruits of the workshop
Big thanks to Jeremy and Eloise for bringing us their fabulous zine workshop and to Brendan, Public Programmes and Education, for wrangling it all for us! Great workshop, great company, great Zines!