One of my besties Nicola and I have started a zine. It's pretty much been a dream of ours since we started art school and it feels so good to finally be doing it and not just because I can now say 'Yeah.. I edit a zine'. We are very excited that we now have an excuse to ask prying questions, get together with our buddies and contributors and have a cool creative outlet outside of our own practices and work. There's nothing like the pressure of a deadline to get you motivated, something that I think I've almost missed since art school.
We want to cover anything and everything arts related and with production well underway (it's getting printed in a matter of days!) here's a sneak preview of what's on offer. We are very cut and paste, as in literally cutting with scissors and pasting with glue sticks so these are all our pages ready to be scanned.
I interviewed the lovely ladies behind Kraftbomb about all the essentials - what goes into running one of Auckland's best craft fairs and favourite cupcakes. Cardboard Box will be on sale for a mere $5 at the next installment this Sunday, Grey Lynn Community Centre 1-4pm so come along!
We placed an ad on The Big Idea for contributions, Lisa Black is one amazing artist who got back to us - she creates 'Fixed Animals' - essentially real taxidermy animals that she then inserts mechanical bits into. We were a bit creeped out at first - I've never seen anything like it.
My friend Jennifer Mayer is in her final year of a BVA at AUT (where I also studied) and she's making some pretty great work. I am so proud!
Ahh.. the sweet hook-ups of working in the printing industry - got some awesome stickers made for the cover pages which will simply be brown paper with a sticker stuck on.