The White Room Or Astronauts Are Not Excitable is an exhibition of Emma D’s (from Take Care Distro) exciting super secretive art project that she has been working on over the past 12 months. I’m so excited and I’ll tell you why. Why? Because she’s been building a space ship! Not many people can casually comment that they’ve been spending all their time building a space ship, well except Emma. Along with the space ship will be amazing artworks, prints and zines. Anyway, need I say anything else? Come along and be part of this most excellent opening night and be sure that you will have to fight me to be first to sit inside of the spaceship.
Anyway, BE THERE! You are being specially invited.
More info here at Flying Machine
Just a quick word to my people about smARTarts opening night which is tomorrow Wednesday 7th April. Starts 6.30.
I have had a sneak peak at some of the stuff in the exhibition and its there is an amazing array of stuff to see. Following the opening is a film screening and one of the films screening is an animation I made. So, I guess if you don’t know how to use YouTube yet, and you like to be in a room with people, and you aren’t already in your pajama’s by 6.30 on a wednesday night, do come along. And there will be drinks.
This is the middle panel of my artwork that will be there. If you look at it closely you can see anteaters dancing, only visible in person.
I promise that next post will be able zines and not spam or about myself.
Format Festival is an amazing D.I.Y lovefest put on every year in Adelaide. You really don’t know what you are missing out on until you go, as Amanda and I found out last year. We still think of the Academy of D.I.Y and the zine fair very fondly and rate it as one of the best festivals and zine fairs we’ve attended ever and we’ve decided we can’t keep away and are going to pop down for the zine fair! Ok, I’ll stop gushing and proposing marriage to Format Collective now and tell you the details.
Key Dates and Times:
Opening night: Sat Feb 27th from 6PM.
Street Dreams Festival: March 4th-7th
Renew Adelaide forum: Friday March 12th at 6:30
The Lisa Dempster Literature Experience: Saturday March 13th
Zine Fair: Sunday March 14th, 12 till 5
Check out their excellent website Format Collective which is updated regularly.
Facial Book Event
There is still time to book a table, although spaces are limited. E-mail the awesome Sam Rodgers at samwise27 [at] gmail [dot] com by the 27th of Feb.
SmARTarts is looking for artists, entertainers, performers, designers and more!
This years festival is held on Saturday 17th April 2010, as part of National Youth Week (10 – 18 April 2010). The event will feature:
- designART market – free stalls available to young designers & artists!
- live music – bands & perfomers wanted!
- art exhibition, film screening & outdoor installation – any mediums welcome (including object/jewellery design)!
- free workshops – learn new skills in our great studio spaces!
- fashion parade – Young designers welcome! We accept all original works, from wearable art to screen-printed t-shirts – anything that can be strutted down the catwalk!
Find application forms at their website: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/pinestreet/YouthProgram/smartArts.html
For more info please contact Christie Torrington, PH: 02 9245 1503, or email: ctorrington [at] cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or Tamara Killick: tkillick [at] cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.
Amanda and I have both been involved in SmartArts events for the past two years and we have thoroughly enjoyed it, so get involved!
Spread the word!
It’s been a little barren on the zine landscape the last couple of months but this is the week it’s going to change. Firstly, Mary-Helen has her amazing artwork up in the Degraves St subway in Melbourne RIGHT NOW as part of the Undiscovered Press exhibition courtesy of the Platform Artists Group. There are some amazing zine artists involved so I highly recommend you check it out. If not tomorrow, then definitely at the opening this Friday 12th February from 6-7pm. I don’t want to make undue use of hyperbole but I saw the aforementioned artwork with my own two eyes, and was left a changed woman.
Secondly, Sticky’s annual zine fair is being run this Saturday 13th February in City Square from 3-8pm. Now reliable sources tell me that this is not the same as Federation Square but seeing as I have no idea about Melbourne landmarks either way…
Anyway, I’ll finally have a new zine for the fair which has been in the making since last July.
A5, 40 pages, b/w
I’m not going to lie to you, this is a personal zine of the most self-indulgent variety. Inspired by my mother’s recent move back to Lebanon, it’s a record of my parent’s memories of Beirut during the Lebanese civil war, a meditation on the role nationality has played in my life, an attempt to reconcile all the little parts of my life in light of her departure, and lots of other things as well. You can also play “See if you can find the mistake in page numbering” thanks to my butterfingers.
Of course, if you’re not going to be in Melbourne this weekend I am, as always, down with trades. Address details are to your right, otherwise I’ll put it up on Etsy as soon as I can!
And also, if you’ve read our zines and want to say hello this Saturday, please do! We (by that I mean I) may look incredibly socially awkward but we’re actually good people. Really.
x amanda [panda]
Hey guys and dolls,
It’s been quiet around these parts to be sure, but there’s a few projects we’ve been working on which will be revealed come February. But in the interest of getting organised early there’s a couple of dates to pencil into your 2010 diaries.
Firstly, Mary-Helen will be participating in the Undiscovered Press exhibition hosted by the Platform Artists Group Inc in Melbourne. It runs from the 8th February to the 26th February in the Degraves Street Subway but the night to pay attention to is the opening drinks on Friday 12th February. There are 12 amazing zinemakers/artists involved so it should be an excellent night indeed.
And, as timing would have it, Sticky‘s Festival of the Photocopier will be having their annual zine fair on Saturday 13th February, also in the Degraves Street Subway. Tables are free for zinemakers so get in contact with them via stickyshop [at] gmail [dot] com for more information on getting registered. Amanda’s currently working on a hefty zine which will hopefully be launched in time for the fair and if the gods smile on us then we might also have a joint zine completed as well. Since it’ll be the first time that we have made a zine related trip to Melbourne together we’re pretty excited!
Sticky’s still working on the rest of the program for the festival but details should be on their website soon and we’ll update again as more events are posted.
x panda and the fetus
Ok, I’ll admit it. I had a giggle at the name of this zine fair. Now that confession is out of the way, I’ll let you know that this zine fair is being presented by Sea Cell and Teeluxe as part of a larger exhibition in Byron Bay that includes both Australian and international artists . Tables are free and it looks pretty awesome so check out the contact details below if you can make it. And if you’re a Sydney zine maker like us, perhaps a road trip is in order?
Place: 4/1 Acacia Street, Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate
Date: Saturday, 8 August 2009
Time: 11am – 4pm
smARTarts Youth Arts & Cultural festival is on again this year and its sure to be a blast! Last year Amanda and I manned a stall at the festival and had a wonderful time. This year we will have another stall and I (fetus) will also have some artworks in the Exhibition (Opening night is Wednesday 25th March 6-9pm)!
We’d love you to come along and say ‘hello!’ Find the details below on the flyer.
The Art market day will occur on the Saturday 4th of April. There will be stalls overflowing with wonderful handmade treats, live music & other entertainment, food and workshops for you to get your hands dirty in!
Hope to see you there!
When in France go to FANZINO! We have no idea why or how, but we recieved a bunch of flyers in the mail from Fanzino. Fanzinothèque is the first large company classification and archiving of all small press (music, comics, writing, etc…) with an average of 150 fanzines received per month.
This year Fanzino celebrate their 20th birthday and it will also be the first international meeting of zine libraries.
Find out more by visiting www.fanzino.org