Magic Zine: YOU ARE ART is an exhibition exploring zines, DIY culture and self expression by artist Lucy Thomas, curated by Adele Sliuzas to be held at Murray Bridge Regional Gallery.
Showcasing the Magic Zine catalogue, the exhibition will launch a new issue of the Zine, titled Flower Feelings, exploring the Victorian tradition of floriography. The exhibition will feature a ‘Zine swap’ space, a series of community workshops, and artists in residence in the gallery. A Film, Fair, Forum event will present zinesters in a Q & A panel, as well as an Zine Fair opportunity for local zinemakers to present and swap their publications. The exhibition will run co-currently with Self-Made: Zines and Artist Books, curated by Monica Syrette.
This residency and exhibition is an exploration of DIY culture and self expression through the medium of the zine. Artist Lucy Thomas and curator/writer Adele Sliuzas will create an immersive and participatory space, which both showcases Lucy’s zine Magic Zine and investigates the zine making process for a diverse audience. Special emphasis is placed on creating an inclusive and accessible gallery experience that encourages audiences to investigate zine culture, express themselves through DIY creation as well as providing pace to swap zines.
‘I like zines because they are self made and self confessed. Long live physical media - add to your collection.’ Lucy Thomas.
This exhibition is part of a residency supported by Country Arts SA