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This is a group for all Australian zinemakers and lovers.

Location: Australia
Members: 181
Latest Activity: Dec 4

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Comment by Artists books 3.0 on August 10, 2009 at 7:38pm
Article on Newcastle zine scene here.
Comment by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on August 10, 2009 at 6:05am
TINA Zine Fair is not too far off - send an email to zines@thisisnotart.org to register your interest in bookin' a table.
Comment by Artists books 3.0 on July 23, 2009 at 8:21pm
New zine category in Libris Awards

The Libris Awards are Australia's premier national artists' book prize. An initiative of the Mackay Regional Council through Artspace Mackay, these biennial awards seek to develop awareness of the Council's significant collection of artists' books, and to develop the collection further through the acquisition of new works by leading Australian artists working in this field. The Libris Awards are open to artists living and working anywhere in Australia.

2010 Libris Awards
Important Dates

> Closing date for pre-selection entry: 5pm, Friday 4 December 2009

> Shortlist of finalists announced: Friday 18 December 2009

> Selected works to be received between: Monday 1 March and Friday 12 March 2010

> Announcement of winners and opening of exhibition: 6pm, Friday 9 April 2010

> Exhibition dates: Saturday 10 April to Sunday 23 May 2010

> Finalists' work to be collected: no later than 5pm, Sunday 6 June 2010.

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Acquisitions and Awards

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Category 1: Mackay Regional Council National Artists' Book Award (acquisitive)
The award-winning book will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection housed at Artspace Mackay (ASM). The winning artist will receive $3000 cash prize sponsored by Mackay Regional Council.

Category 2: Regional Artists' Book Award (acquisitive)
This award will be presented to the best book by an artist living and working in our region and aims to promote regional arts practice in the field of artists' books. The award-winning book will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection. The winning artist will receive $1500 cash prize.

Category 3: Young and Emerging Artists' Book Award (acquisitive)
An award aimed at promoting and encouraging entry into the field of artists' books by young and emerging artists (artists ages 26 or younger in 2010) from throughout Australia. The award-winning book will be acquired for inclusion in Mackay Regional Council's Artists' Book Collection. The winning artist will receive a prize of $750.

Category 4: The Zine Prize
A brand new category in the Libris Awards, the Zine Prize is aimed at promoting and encouraging entry of small circulation, self-published works of original or appropriated text and images in the form of zines. All zines submitted for entry will be displayed during the Libris Awards: Australian Artists' Book Prize exhibition and will be acquired for Mackay Regional Council's inaugural Zine Archive. The winning artist will receive a prize of $300. Entry in this category is free. Entries due no later than 5pm, Friday 12 March 2010.

2010 Libris Award entry forms available from August 2009. To receive an entry form, send your contact details to: artspace@mackay.qld.gov.au

Further info at Artspace Mackay website.

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Comment by japhy zine on June 13, 2009 at 8:39am
Hi There fellow & Fellowest Zinesters i'm putting together a new zine & am looking for some contribitions from other people so if you are interested send me a message or post to : 41 Moana St Woy Woy NSW 2256 Australia,i will run with anything except smut & porn & if you contribute i will send you copies of the finished zine!!!!
Comment by Bird in the Hand Zine Shop on June 7, 2009 at 10:56am
Bird in the Hand is opening a zine shop in Newcastle real soon... details about the endeavour are up on www.zines.wordpress.com woo
Comment by Emma Stronach on June 5, 2009 at 1:27am
Hey guys :)

I'm currently studying art at Tafe and would love any feedback on some of the possible pages for my next "Book Art" volume. Just uploaded some photos.

Sorry to be a pest, but it's due soon and I heart constructive critiques... so go nuts if you do help a critter out ;)

http://wemakezines.ning.com/photo/tropical-waters-can-have/prev?context=latest

-Emmeline
Comment by kami on June 4, 2009 at 6:04pm
hey, just to let the rest of the country know - Adelaide is about to open a zine shop! yeah, in the flavour and spirit of Sticky - Format Zine Shop 23 Peel Street Adelaide opens this weekend. i suggest you contact sam rodgers - samwise27@gmail.com to find out how to stock yr zines... come on, Adelaide needs all the culture in can get!
Comment by Artists books 3.0 on May 25, 2009 at 1:08am
Article on zines in Australia - in The Australian.
Comment by bats on April 27, 2009 at 9:56pm
anybody down for a little trade?i've got some (very small) art//photography zines
but anything will do in return
send address to losingstreakpress@gmail.com
Comment by Martins Medenis on April 20, 2009 at 10:51pm
Hola!
My friend and I have a little zine called 'Samizdat', based in Adelaide. As of yet, we have only produced two issues but are keen and happy enough with how we're going to continue making zines. For both of us, theese are the first zines we have ever attemopted to make and have got reasonably good feed back so far. Here's a couple of reviews: (Issue #1)- http://yummy-lychees.livejournal.com/11735.html (Issue #2) http://yummy-lychees.livejournal.com/37934.html

We would love to trade with anyone interested, message me. :)
 

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