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This is a group for all Australian zinemakers and lovers.

Location: Australia
Members: 181
Latest Activity: Nov 12

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Comment by Nyx on May 5, 2011 at 4:56am
Thanks, Tasha. It's far enough ahead that I might be able to afford a train down there. :) I'll let you know if anything whispers my way...
Comment by Tasha on May 5, 2011 at 3:40am

Cleo:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=112831972131655

Fingers crossed I will get there while it's all still running hot ;) (I have work until 3) I am trying to arrange a monthly catch up at my local library in the conference/study room atm.. if it all works out I will let you know :)

In the mean time, let me know if you find anything? hear of anything along the zine-vine?? ;)

Comment by Nyx on April 27, 2011 at 11:56pm
Are there any meetups, festivals, whatevers coming up? Preferably in Victoria...
Comment by Nyx on March 25, 2011 at 4:40pm
Woo! Going to Sticky today. :D
Comment by Nyx on March 12, 2011 at 12:16am
Awesome. Thank you.
Comment by Jodii on March 12, 2011 at 12:13am
Take the train in to Flinders Street station. If you get off in the middle of the length of the platform and head down into Degraves Subway, it's kinda right there as you head towards Degraves Street.
Comment by Nyx on March 11, 2011 at 4:12pm

I'm about a two-hour train ride from Melbourn, but I was planning on heading down this month sometime anyway. Where are they located?

 

Best of luck to a fellow newbie, by the way. :)

Comment by Philippe Perez on March 11, 2011 at 3:40pm
Jaime, I'm a newbie as well, and I'm just learning things as I go. I was intending on initially going to an actual printer for my zine, but it costs too much money. If you're in Melbourne, the people from Sticky Institute will be more than able to help you out with any ideas you have.
Comment by Nyx on March 11, 2011 at 12:51am
Where does an Aussie newb start? I love zines and have gotten into them as much as I can on my own, but are there directions to this underground club? Or does one just stumble around enjoying the ride?
Comment by Artists books 3.0 on February 22, 2011 at 11:13pm

zine project - Print Council of Australia

 


Dear friends of the PCA,

To coincide with the June Issue of IMPRINT, which is themed ‘Artists Books’, The Print Council of Australia is encouraging its members and friends to produce zines in an enormous random zine exchange.

A zine [short for magazine] is indeed a small ‘booklet’, most often photocopied and stapled and can be filled with your writing- story, poetry, musings, and/ or your drawing, doodling, photographs, and is quite ephemeral in its nature. For example, I have come across ‘fan zines’, filled with musings on peoples favourite macaroons, recipes, journal entries describing the baking process, lists of people they gave the macaroons to.

It can be a personal story or factual observations, written or illustrative, the content is entirely up to you, our only requirement is in order to include the zine in the postage of Imprint, we need the zine to be small and lightweight. [Finished size: no larger than A6- 10.5 x 15cm. Up to 16 pages- = 2 x A4 sheets cut and folded.]

[And we ask that the content not be offensive in any way to a broad audience.]

If you google zines you will come across many examples- and wikipedia has quite a comprehensive definition and history of the "zine".

I hope you can let this information ruminate and I’m sure you will come up with some great ideas to put in a zine, If you can produce an edition of 15 [or 30 would be even better] zines [by photocopying] and post them to us, we would love to have them. They can be left unsigned if you prefer anonymity, or you can use a pseudonym, or of course you can sign them.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact, and as we need 1400 zines in total, please encourage your friends to make an edition for us too.

Please post as many zines as you can to me at the address below before March the 31st.

I thankyou in advance,

Kind Regards,

Georgia Thorpe

Advertising/ Subscriptions Manager

IMPRINT

Print Council of Australia

Postal address: Office 5, 5 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, Vic 3051

ph 03) 9328 8991

fax 03) 9328 8993

Website: http://www.printcouncil.org.au/

The Print Council of Australia Inc is a national, not-for-profit visual arts organisation which promotes an appreciation of contemporary Australian printmedia - artist's books + zines, digital art, works on paper, and printmaking - through exhibitions, publications and commissioned editions.

 

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