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Make a Zine || Atelier S P A C E pre-event
4 November @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm SGTSGD30
LEARN HOW TO FOLD an 8-page zine, in this short all-ages workshop with Design Kompany. Bring: scissors, an A4 paper, and things you’d like to collage together.
Inspired by the Tate Modern’s International Zine Month programme, you’ll have a chance to make your own zine in response to works, artworks, and themes in the National Library’s collection, and take home a completed zine to share with friends and family.
Zines are self-published non-profit publications with a history rooted in DIY cultures and methods of production, created as an alternative to mainstream publishing. The workshop introduces the basics of zine making, exploring different types of zines and self-published works.
Words you’ve written, printed photos, cuttings from magazines, letters. Everything is welcome, and you’ll have a chance to see how it works when you put them all together.
A selection of zines, fanzines, photozines, and perzines from the library collections will be on hand to draw inspiration from.
Tickets are SGD 30 per adult or SGD 25 per child. Children must be supervised by a participating adult. We’ll meet at a meet point to be shared with RSVP’d guests.
Ages 7+. Cash on the day.
RSVP requested. RSVP through the contact form below.
What’s an ‘atelier?’
Design Kompany is hosting popup zinemaking ateliers. Before fancy academic schools for art and design came along, there were ateliers. An atelier is ‘a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer.’ These are places where you can meet new and different *others* to connection remarkable ways.
ATELIERS, APPRENTICESHIPS & ARTMAKING. Encouraging hands-on learning by doing, the hosts attended to the inner strengths of each participant. Apprentices came. Artworks were made and sold. We imagine artmaking was less commodity-focused (watch the film Posthumous, for a great comment on this) and more about the experience. And for those seeking training, it wasn’t about, one might guess, the expensive tuition fees that come with ho-hum professors (jaded people who’ve forgotten the meaning of their occupation—here I recommend Art School Confidential). Perhaps it was about the magic, if I let myself be uncool and optimistic, of Art. What it can do. How it connects us, across time, and distance. Let’s *make* something. Let’s play?