The Dexter Fletcher-curated exhibition Second Circulation is in its last week at Verge Gallery, featuring artworks that relate to and expand upon the practice of making zines. There are maps, totems and dogs in space to see. Artists in the show are: Samantha Penelope Riegl, Tim Ungaro, The Thomas Ferguson Band, Luke You, The Newport Dolls, Vanessa Berry, Miss Helen, and Emma D. Davidson
Across the footbridge, in the Fisher Library is another zine-related exhibition, Zeen, curated by Leigh Rigozzi, featuring zine and comic artists and associated ephemera. Read the correspondence of zine makers! Artists in the show include Tim Danko, Keg De Souza, Pat Grant, Simon Hanselmann, Lachlan Conn, Mandy Ord and me.
Also coming up in the zine-related future is the Other Worlds zine fair on Saturday 23 May at the Glebe Town Hall, which is a beautiful venue, it looks like this:
Good for ballroom dancing and zine browsing!
Originally posted on Take Care:
Come along to Verge Gallerythis Saturday for a day of zine related fun, including a mini zine fair, YOU zine-making marathon, DISCOnference (discussion on zines), and live performances from Ideal Type, Plastic Knife and the Newport Dolls!
Full program at secondcirculation.tumlr.com.
The crepe myrtles are out, the days are still long, and the year presses onwards. Here are a few things coming up in March that I’m involved with or recommend.
Firstly I’m taking a tour of Surry Hills for Art Month on March 14th. It’s sold out but you can download the map that the tour is based on at the Art Month website.
For those in Canberra for the You Are Here Festival, I have an artwork in the East Row Museum, which opens on March 18th and runs throughout the festival, until the 22nd.
I’ve written a text for the Emily Hunt exhibition Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence, which is showing at The Commercial gallery in Redfern from 20th March to 4th April. It features a weird ceramic wonderland traversed by a model train.
In zine news, the Other Worlds zine fair is on again this year in May, with an expanded program of talks and workshops as well as the zine fair. Apply for a stall by March 22nd.
Peeking over into April, I have an artwork in Second Circulation at Verge Gallery, a show curated by mysterious art gang Dexter Fletcher. It opens on April 2nd and has a program of events to go with it, including a DISCOnfernce, a YOU zine making marathon and the Dexter Fletchers doing a talk on the social history of Blu-Tack.
And finally, for those who have asked about Lost Sydney patches, there are still some available at The Felt Underground.
I’ll be leading an artist tour for this year’s Art Month, on March 14th, around Surry Hills. Tickets are free but limited, available on the Art Month website. Come and explore its mysteries, such as Sydney’s only Brutalist Gothic building, as shown above. There are other great tours in March too, Noel McKenna is also leading one and there are cycling tours and bus tours of the galleries involved in Art Month.
For those in Sydney, I’ll be giving a talk about some of the places around town that have inspired my work, both in my memoir writing and in my city/psychogeography writing on Mirror Sydney. It’s the first in a series of talks about writers who have been influenced in some way by the city, hosted by Walter Mason.
It’s on February 11th, 12:30 – 1:30pm at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, an interesting place in itself – it’s Sydney’s oldest operating library. The event page is here with RSVP details – it’s free so do come along if you fancy some lunchtime amusement mid-week.
I’ve been working with the excellent Katy B Plummer of the Felt Underground to make these Lost Sydney souvenir patches. They’re inspired by my work at my Sydney blog Mirror Sydney, and feature four of Sydney best past attractions: the Marie Louise Salon on Enmore Road, the Kings Cross Waxworks, the Magic Kingdom Amusement Park and the Sydney Monorail.