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Crimezines and Festival of the Photocopier

January 14, 2018

Early 2018 sees some activity in the zine realm of Vanessa Berry World.

First up, I’m running a zine workshop at the Museum of Sydney to coincide with their Underworld exhibition. The exhibition is a collection of 1920s police mugshots, and it tells the stories of some of the underworld characters who operated in the city in that era. For the workshop we will use archival photos from the 1920s Sydney city streets and vintage advertising imagery as the basis for Underworld-inspired zines. I’ll bring some of my typewriters along and we’ll have a fun afternoon in the underworld of the city past. For information and bookings, see the event page at Sydney Living Museums.

In February, I’ll be travelling to Melbourne for the Festival of the Photocopier zine fair on Sunday February 11th, 12-5pm. It has been years since I’ve been able to attend so I’m very much looking forward to what is certainly Australia’s largest and most popular zine fair. I’ll have a new zine to debut as well as copies of my recent zines, and I’ll be sharing a table with the lovely Erin Fae. We’ll be collecting cake recommendations and dispensing zines and stories, so do stop by and visit us if you’re at the fair.

In other zine news, a zine I made 22 years ago kicked off the Zines I Will Never Throw Out instagram. It’s always interesting to see zines of mine that have been kept for such a long time, especially when they were made over a couple of late nights when I was a teenager, long ago.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. joevc permalink
    January 15, 2018 8:25 am

    Wish I could make the fair, but it’s a long swim from Albuquerque! Guess I’ll have to buy more of your zones! Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. joevc permalink
    January 15, 2018 8:26 am

    Zines not zones. Darned autocorrect.

    • Vanessa Berry permalink*
      January 15, 2018 9:58 pm

      I get either zones or wines!

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