Learn to Cut, Copy and Paste

The NLA hosts a zine workshop Cut, Copy and Paste

Zines are a wonderful way to show your creativity and express your thoughts and ideas. They can range from the very simple, to something more elaborate. From black and white pages to sheets folded into beguiling shapes, sprinkled with glitter, or with "found items" glued in. They may be secured with staples or ribbon or string, or even in packages - brown paper bags for that environmentally friendy touch of course! I must say that from our Preservation Section's perspective, rusty staples are a nightmare - so for those stapling zinesters, stainless steel definitely preferred! The possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination. Zines can be serious or funny, about your experiences or your thoughts on the world, reflective and poetic or outrageous and confronting. They enable everyone to have their say and are a marvellous demonstration of popular culture and "non-mainstream" creative arts. That's why the National Library considers them so significant and collects a representative sample of what is being produced. But perhaps the best part of zines is that they are made to swap and share with others. They give enjoyment to the creators and pleasure to the receivers. So, are you feeling inspired?  Want to become a zinester but don't know where to begin? Well, just to reinforce the importance the National Library places on zines, we are hosting a workshop called "Cut, Copy and Paste" on Saturday 25th May from 10:30-4:30. Suitable for anyone from 12 upwards - age is no barrier! It will be run by the experienced zinesters Jeremy Staples and Elouise Quinliven. So this is your opportunity to give it a try. Cost is $30 and you can make a booking here 

Cut Copy Paste flyer

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