January 30th, 2012 § Leave a Comment
If you were in Northbridge last Saturday or Sunday you may have seen us in Hook Lane, partaking in some night markety goodness. The Zine Collective joined dozens of other artists selling hand-made goodies like clothes, plants, jewellery and food. In addition, we released our first ever fundraising zine, full of the amazing art YOU made when we had our residency at PICA. If you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy, don’t worry, we’ll have more at the EXTREME ZINE 24-hour Zine Making Marathon this weekend. Money from sales will go to helping Processed! (http://www.facebook.com/events/343274425702103/), a series of short-term exhibitions and workshops at Free Range Gallery (including us!) Hope to see you there!
December 9th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Oh my, it has been a while hasn’t it? I thought you might like to see a behind the scenes photo of the Perth Zine Collective and what goes on at our meetings. That’s Angelica the bird sitting on Anna’s foot. As you can see, Anna is working very very hard. Sorting out Important Zine Business while balancing a birdy!
We have been getting a lot of great zine submissions and it makes us very happy. Keep up the good work, zinesters!
Aunty Mabel and the PZC
September 4th, 2011 § 1 Comment
The Perth Zine Collective residency at PICA has launched as of Friday Sept 2.
Our temporary zine space will be set up for all of September! That’s right, thirty days of zines! You can visit us Tuesdays – Sundays 11am – 6pm to make, read or buy zines!
We’d love your company to hang out in the space and the zine fort. Who doesn’t love a good fort?
See you soon!
The Perth Zine Collective
August 25th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
What a lovely evening! I was quite suspicious at first of this place called “The Elephant and Wheelbarrow”, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, I really didn’t want to leave at the end of the night!
Congratulations to dotdotdash for issue number seven and becoming incorporated! Hurrah! Thank you for inviting us and putting on such an enjoyable party. The beautiful readings are still lingering in my mind. Not to mention the wonderful sounds of Seven Weapons and The Gulls.
Thank you to those of you who said hello to us and bought some zines. We really enjoyed your company and hope that your new purchases fill you with happiness.
I hope to see you all very soon at Picture Book on Monday August 29th, 7pm at The Bird, 181 William Street, Northbridge.
P.S. Here are some photographs from the night.
August 12th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Good evening zine readers, zine makers and zine-miscs,
We’ve just updated our distro with some new zines! These include:
How to Make a Zine by Beard Zines
I am Still in Yesterday’s Clothes # 7 by Tristan Fidler (ed)
In Absentia by Amber Harries
Love Like Pop #6 by Rachael K
Thanks for Coming by Jackson Eaton
Zine Cap by Emily Boyd
Zine Wolf by Tristan Fidler
We’d also like to remind everyone that the launch party is tomorrow from 12pm – 4ish pm. Look forward to your company!
August 5th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
On the 1st of August (or there-abouts) Aunty Mabel was born. Unlike most infants, Mabel was born already 34 years old and with a penchant for zine distribution. Her website (which we will be maintaining for her while she’s on holiday, return date unknown) can be found at perthzinecollective.com. Put three ‘w’s on the front if you don’t like contractions. Otherwise, ride that shortened link into a world of self-published love.
If you’re into “hanging out” and “zine making” and have some spare time on the 13th of August, come on down to the Shopfront Studio at Central TAFE (129 Beaufort Street) around 12pm. The Perth Zine Collective will be welcoming Mable into the world with a shindig. If you’re lucky you might bump into:
- tasty food & drinks
- zine library
- zines to buy
- zinemaking space + copier
- readings from zines
- Steve’s accordion playing
- Aunty Mabel herself?????????????????????????
If being well-prepared is your thing, you could bring:
- a sample copy of your zine if you have one (see http://perthzinecollective.com/stock.php for more info)
- additional copies of your zine to spruik to others at the party
- musical instruments
- your best typewriter face
- a plate of food to share
Otherwise just bring your lovely self and have a good time!
July 4th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The Collective will appear at the Voiceworks Launch on Sunday the 4th of July. Voiceworks is a quarterly, 80-page magazine that features fiction, poetry, essays, journalism, comics, drawings and photos by young writers and artists. The Launch will feature spoken-word and music from:
Caroline J. Dale
and PZC members Anna Dunnill and Elizabeth Tan.
We have eight new zines to read! Look forward to seeing you there!
June 27th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
This being my first experience both wandering in the city of Melbourne and participating in a small press fair, I will say naïve things. Like how I imagined there to be strings playing when we arrived in Melbourne, specifically the fancy song you hear when Homer Simpson visits the land of chocolate.
Here is a picture of the zines and typewriters in Sticky. What tasty treats!
I was pretty humbled to have been invited to Page Parlour, which was part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. It was held in the Atrium, which resembles a large beehive made from metal and glass. We had heard from a few past participants that cold winds can race through the Atrium entrance and blow zines right off your table. But on Sunday 5 June the weather was bright and still, the wind was negligible, and we settled in for a fairly halcyon day.
The best thing about Page Parlour was meeting the other publishers, editors and zinesters. We shared our table with Greta from Freerange Press. The table across from us had Johannes Jakob, editor of Voiceworks, and Susie, who was selling some pretty sweet zines like Just My Typewriter and Four Crushes. At the Atrium entrance there was the Emerging Writers’ Festival publication The Reader, a zine called Chase Hot Air Balloons, and another called There, a moment held. At the other end of the Atrium was Tim Train, who makes the consistently funny and charming zine Badger’s Dozen, as well as many other talent-packed items of joy, like the anthology of a Sydney literary night called Penguin Plays Rough. All the small press people and zinesters were pretty darn friendly. The editors from page seventeen and [untitled] even came up to our stall just to say hello. I don’t know if I could have handled a larger zine fair – the level of awesomeness I experienced on the day took its mighty toll on my wallet. I stuffed my backpack full of other people’s zines.
There was a lot of traffic in the Atrium, but most of the people passing through were tourists, families, and visitors of the National Art Gallery. A lot of the people that came to look at our table weren’t aware that the event was called ‘Page Parlour’, but they were all friendly and interested in zines. Although there was a stream of casual browsers all day long, in the end it was really surprising when we counted our stock and realised that we had sold more zines on this day than any other day ever.
When 5pm came and people began packing up and the sun slouched down to peek through the Atrium entrance, I was chilling with a blue milkshake. It was a pretty good time.
The Perth zine Collective
April 24th, 2011 § 1 Comment
Our brand-new online distro is nearly ready to launch – we’re just waiting on a Proper Business Bank Account For Responsible Grownups Who Run a Business. Meanwhile – SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN! See the How to Stock page (look left) for details, and send us a sample copy of your tastiest zine/s.
We probably don’t need to tell you how excited we are about this. But it is approximately this much:
Your zine is a toy monkey.
March 28th, 2011 § Leave a Comment
We will be tabling at the KickstART Youth Markets THIS SATURDAY APRIL 2ND, in the Perth Cultural Centre. Come and see us and look at zines and typewriters and lots of other superb market stalls and interactive activities and performances and stuff!
(Seriously, I bet you don’t have anything else to do this Saturday. So bring a friend and come on down.)
We’ll also be at Cottonmouth XXV (that’s #25 if you’ve forgotten your Roman numerals) on THURSDAY APRIL 7TH, usual place (459 bar), usual time (8pm start). Here’s the Facebook event so the internet can remind you to attend.