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Far North Queenslands first ever zine fair!
Bubbling up from the depths of the Cairns underground, a new era of street press and random publishing’s is about to explode!
Friday, the 27th of March, The Upholstery Contemporary Arts will open its first art exhibition/event for 2009, entitled ‘Gutter Trash’.
Cairns has had a recent spate of zines, street press and random self publish ramblings, so we thought we'd bring em all together and showcase the best, the freakiest and the randoms!
Zines are generally small, artist produced, self-printed publications, usually in limited numbers. The titles and themes are whatever their creator feels like and most pretty much have no rules!
10 Far North Queensland zines, will be launched on the night, offering an unprecedented opportunity for culture lovers and collectors to get their hands on some very limited-edition and unique publications. With titles such as Auxiliary (Cairns), Mondo Pig Guts (Cairns), Obscure (Atherton), and Fragile (Cairns), these print masterpieces will be sort after and snapped up fast!
Local bands ; mr dr and Me and My Animals will be trashing it up with their mayhem inspired sounds and Green Ant Cantina will be doing their thang with the licensed bar.
Unlike most Upholstery shows, Gutter Trash will be on display for 2 weeks at Crate 59, allowing viewers the chance to come back, have a coffe at ‘Billy’s Coffee’ and check out the accompanying exhibition and purchase any zines they missed!
Many titles will sell out on the night, so don’t miss out!
Where: Crate 59 (59 Sheridan St opp First Choice Liquor)
When: Friday 27th of March, 7pm till 12pm
For further enquiries please call Wally: 0401 363 830
Proudly supported by: Crate 59, JustPurple New Media,
Green Ant Cantina, Lovegreen