Zine workshop results

Zine workshop

I was supposed to post about the results from this event awhile back. Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes and I am certainly behind on writing about some recent artist events. Today I am also celebrating having access to a computer again! I haven’t had one for the last couple of weeks and golly, blogging sure is  hard without a computer.

What is a zine?

I will leave the explanation of zines in the capable hands of Elouise Q, who started up the Smells Like Zines zine distro in Toowoomba in 2011.

“Zines are the pop-tarts of literature.  Homebrew issues that expound the independent, the underground and the bizarre.”

You can stay in contact with Smells Likes Zines by following the link to their Facebook page here.

And now, I will show you the zines I made during my time at the YouthConnect TRC Youth workshops. Once again, I have compiled their features into a series of visual montages with the aid of Muzy;

what jesus said about homosexuality

What Jesus Said About Homosexuality

zine stack, binding copies of what jesus said

Zine stack, binding copies of What Jesus Said

This last zine was very ambitious. One A4 sheet, folded, cut and thrice-sewn along the spine to create a whopping 16-page zine. This was for maximum comedic effect.


The Let’s Make Music! Choose Your Own Adventure Dubstep Songbook – page 10 from the top; WhooOOOoommm, whummm whummm WhooOOOoommm….

Guess who also learned how to draw the simplest of scrolls over the week?

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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