Glasgow Zine Fest is a weekend of workshops,
screenings, talks and socials topped with the biggest self-publishing
fair in Scotland.
GZF18 runs Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April 2018. Check out what's on:
Join Sam Dransfield for a two-hour zine making workshop, a hands-on, accessible workshop for beginners of all ages that will give participants experience of making their own zine. Materials will be provided, but bring along any material you’d like to incorporate into your zine – sketches, text, photographs, magazine or newspaper clippings, etc (max A4 size). There will be ideas and prompts for inspiration. You will have access to a colour printer and photocopier, and you will be able to reproduce and trade zines amongst each other at the end of the workshop.
This fun printmaking workshop will encourage children and their families to learn how to do simple printmaking using foam board and ink. Come in empty-handed and leave with some awesome prints and the skills you need to get started with printmaking at home.
In this hands-on workshop, everyone will be given a small square of foam board and, with
guidance from experienced crafters, encouraged to draw onto it something which makes their friends or family happy (such as animals, representations of music, activities, food, nature etc.).
Come and make a collaged feminist zine!
Each participant will get some paper, glue, scissors and a whole heap of magazines to destroy.A Midst workshop is a chance for anyone who is interested in self-publishing to make their mark on the cultural landscape of Scotland. So come and cut, paste, stick and consciousness raise hell.
Join us for this talk and Q&A on how dardishi started, and how they continue to run it today. If you’re thinking of starting an online zine, or if you already running one, hopefully this talk will answer some lingering questions that you might have!
In this panel discussion – which takes place a hundred years on since women’s radical postcards, placards, badges and agitprop feminist art actions helped secure the vote for women – Cultural and Art Historian Sarah Lowndes, Glasgow Women’s Library Co-founder Adele Patrick, and Zine and Campaign Archivist Elizabeth O’Brien will be sharing their thinking about the links between (zine) art, activism, and archiving the revolutionary.
Design by Zag is a graphic design studio based in Glasgow with a passion for print and concept driven, meaningful design. As part of this two-hour workshop they will create a subculture within the environment at GZF; advancing the views of one another whilst adopting the basic principles of graphic design. This will be documented as part of a collaborative body of work: a collection of zines.
SQIFF’s Helen Wright presents a screening-performance looking at the work of DIY queer filmmakers Krissy Mahan and Nakshatra Bagwe whilst joined by the filmmakers via the interwebs for a live conversation. Krissy Mahan and her alter ego Faggotgirl - based in New York - have been making movies using humour as a feminist tool for 25 years.
Mahan’s movies centre the social failures around accessibility, gender identity, mental health, immigration, and working class post-industrial cities.
Write something! edit something! ask something! Writing new work, finding homes for poems, and asking questions; learn about 'the process' with the poetry editors of RAUM.
Loll Junggeburth, Molly Vogel, and Edmund Stoer are the editors of RAUM, a Glasgow-based international poetry magazine. The first half of the session will be a writing workshop devoted to creating new work. In the second half, we'll be looking at the editing process and the anxiety of publication.
Can you draw? (If the answers no! Thats cool, you don't have to) The whole point is to make your zine and tell your comic story, using stick drawings or your finest illustrations.
This workshop is open to all skill levels for young people ages 14 to 26, exploring the art of making and writing a mini comic/zine from creating characters to drawing it and inking it up for reproduction.
Sofia Niazi and Rose Nordin from London based OOMK zine will be exhibiting a collection of zines and magazines from across Malaysia, as accumulated from a month-long research trip last summer and edited in a printed journal of their trip.
Ssssstudio’s workshop will focus on a collaborative large scale typographic poster installation. Participants will generate text (SOMETHING TO COMMUNICATE) and will be advised on DIY modes of production and visual communication techniques to manipulate letterforms. These individual pieces will then be brought together to compose the final work. The outcome will be composed of individual voices but stronger as a whole, asking the audience and participants to think about current sociopolitical and economic debates.
Transmission (b.1983) is an artist-run space, programmed and led by a volunteer committee. In the last few years, the rotating committee have been engaged in thinking around decolonising the institution, pursuing a curatorial rationale that foregrounds issues of race, gender and sexuality. Recent committee members Camara Taylor, Alex Sarkisian and Andrew Black will present an informal discussion around many of the challenges faced when inheriting an institution with an international pedigree, working for free, and questions of access and visibility in the Glasgow arts community.
By Hook or By Crook (2001) chronicles 3 weeks in the life of a handsome, small-town trans man with a nagging messiah-complex. Shy heads to the big city to sink himself into a life of crime and meets Valentine, a deliriously expressive, wise-acre adoptee on a misguided search for his birthmother. The 2 freaky grifters join forces and get up to misadventures in this anti-authoritarian tale of friendship, trust and redemption. Screening alongside Unhung Heroes (2002), a short comedy about five trans guys who scheme to raise over a million dollars for a penis transplant. Lazlo Pearlman, film and performance maker, academic, and director of Unhung Heroes, will join us to chat DIY queer and trans filmmaking.