Monday, October 20, 2014

Zinefest Stall Holder Interview

Ottilie and Rachel are working on a project called 'Mundames' for zinefest this year. We asked them a few questions about the project and other things :) Click here for a larger image on our facebook page

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Public programme - 17 Oct to 22 Nov

Our public programme is about to kick off!

We'll post a flyer for the programme soon, but for now you can find out more about some of our first events on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wellingtonzinefest/events

So, first up: 

Build a paper city, in collaboration with other workshop attendees, using old books, envelopes and a touch of imagination, and get your story in front of Cuba Street shoppers. Your paper city will be put on display in the window of Matchbox Studios. Bring along your old books and envelopes, cutting and drawing materials provided.
Artwork is on display from Sun 19 Oct to Sun 2 Nov and will be available to pick up after this time.
Venue: Matchbox Studios, 166 Cuba Street
Date: Fri 17 Oct, 6pm (2hrs)
FREE

Thirteen-year-old Zora Patrick has been making zines for almost five years. In 2011 she won Wellington Zinefest’s ‘Best of the Fest’ trophy, and in 2012 was invited to the 2012 KOMACON (children’s comic competition) in Bucheon, Korea. Zora and her zine-making younger sisters Oki (9) and Dune (8), whose work was also recently included in the exhibition Small Press at RAMP Gallery in Hamilton, will be talking about ideas for zines, zine-making techniques, and presenting some of their favourite creations. This workshop aims to encourage children to participate in zine-making and introduce them to Wellington Zinefest, and will include a session of zine-making with materials provided by Wellington Zinefest and the Wellington City Library.
Venue: Wellington City Library, 65 Victoria Street
Date: Sat 18 Oct, 10.30am (1 ½ hrs)
FREE

Monoprinting is a fast and flexible way to introduce colour, design and expressive line-work into your zines. Try a range of monoprinting techniques that can easily be practised at home – no printing press or expensive paper required. Learn how to add spot colour to black and white covers and pages, create one-off or repeat prints and utilise patterns, lettering and stencils. Materials supplied, but bring along imagery and zine ideas for inspiration and different paper types to trial. And wear old clothes!
To book email treasonous.pastimes@gmail.com
Venue: Matchbox Studios, 166 Cuba Street
Date: Fri 24 Oct, 6pm (2hrs)
$5 for materials


Friday, August 29, 2014

Stall holder applications for this year's Zinefest are open! Zinefest will be held on November 22, at the James Cabaret, 5 Hania St. Due to funding issues, there is a small charge on stall tables this year.

Click here to apply!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Zinefest 2014! 22 November at the James Cabaret!

This years zinefest will be held on the 22nd of November, at the James Cabaret. Applications for stall holders will open in mid August.

We are currently working on our public programme, which will have a wide range of zine related events in the lead up zinefest. There are lots of exciting things we have planned so keep up to date through social networking! Like us on facebook! Follow us on twitter!

Friday, November 22, 2013

COME ON DOWN TO THE 
2013 WELLINGTON ZINEFEST TODAY!
12noon to 5pm
Saturday, 23 November
James Cabaret, 5 Hania Street, Wellington


Follow #wgtnzinefest for updates

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


It's all go leading up to this year's Wellington Zinefest - here's a quick summary of the upcoming programme in date order:

The Lightbox: A Zine Exhibition
MON 4 – SUN 24 NOV, ALL DAY EVERY DAY | THISTLE HALL | FREE
The Zinefest Committee curates an exhibition of zine spreads drawn from the Best-of-the-Fest archives and personal collections.

Getting the Party On: DIY Bunting & Cardboard Letters
6-8PM, FRI 15 NOV | MATCHBOX STUDIOS | FREE

2013 Wellington Zinefest is just around the corner and we need your help to make the festival look, well, festive. Expect materials to include glitter and colourful things!

Zine-Maker Talks
6-8PM, FRI 22 NOV | MATCHBOX STUDIOS | FREE

Pens down, folks. Let’s kick back and remind ourselves of why we make zines: to meet cool people & learn cool things. Our line-up of speakers are all cool people, wanting to share cool things with you. We hope you can join us.

Wellington Zinefest! Make A Collaborative Zine
12-5PM, SAT 23 NOV | JAMES CABARET | FREE

Join us in our celebration of zines, DIY culture and the joy of reading by making a page to be included in our collaborative zine. All materials supplied, a copy of the final zine will be sent to you to keep and show off to your friends!

2013 Wellington Zinefest
SAT 23 NOV I JAMES CABARET, 5 HANIA ST, MT VIC, WELLINGTON I FREE

Wellington Zinefest’s seventh annual free event will be held this month, featuring a new venue and plenty of new ideas.

Designed to celebrate and promote zines – small-circulation, self-published works of a multidisciplinary nature - Wellington Zinefest invites zinemakers from across the country and beyond to meet, be inspired and share their work by selling, buying and swapping zines.

Featuring approximately 50 zine stalls and a collaborative zine-making workshop, the event is open to people of all ages and is preceded by a public programme in the weeks leading up to the big day, which includes includes workshops at Matchbox Studios, a lightbox exhibition outside Thistle Hall and talks presented by key people in the literary and zinemaking community.

Wellington Zinefest afterparty
9.30PM, SAT 23 NOV | MIGHT MIGHTY | $5 ENTRY

Stand-up comedy and music take the day to a happy close at this year’s Wellington Zinefest after-party, following the presentation of the Best of the Fest trophy to the top zine-maker for the 2013 event. Come down to Mighty Mighty to celebrate all things creative.

PAST EVENTS


Demystifying the ISBN: A Talk
5.30PM, THURS 14 NOV | NATIONAL LIBRARY, PIPITEA SEMINAR ROOM | FREE

Wellington Zinefest presented 'Demystifying the ISBN: A Talk' at the National Library this month, as a part of the public programme which leads up to the main 2013 Zinefest event.



The talk brought experts from the National and Wellington Central libraries together with experienced zinemakers to discuss the value of ISBNs to this artform.

You can see pics and catch updates on our Facebook page: facebook.com/wellingtonzinefest