Coburg’s NOIR Darkroom studio has opened up its exhibition space to showcase some really cool zines from creators across Melbourne, including members of the Zine Gang Distro, to present Cut, Copy, Paste #2.
The exhibition, from May 15 to Saturday May 26, is a fine art showcase of local zines where the zine itself is considered for the intricacies and the artwork that has gone into its production.
Unlike a zine fair or a pop up shop this is not a mass collection of zines or a market day but a selection of 20 local artists exhibiting in a contemporary art gallery context. Here the zine becomes the masterpiece exhibited alongside traditional fine art pieces that relate to the artists publication.
A cozy reading lounge is set up in the gallery space to allow visitors to spend some time browsing, and delve into the worlds the artists have created. A limit of five copies of each zine are available for purchase.
Included among the 20 zine makers were Frank Candiloro, Demonstrips, and Mel Buttigieg.
We went along to the official opening on Friday May 17 and it was really cool to see our work hanging up in the gallery, among other talented zine makers.
If you get the chance before the exhibit ends on Saturday May 26, stop by the NOIR Darkroom for a look.
Amber is Blue
Stefinie Luhrs “The 35mm Rule”
Cut, Copy, Paste #2 will exhibit at NOIR Darkroom, 57 Moreland Road, Coburg, Victoria, from May 15-26. Our zines also available from the Zine Gang Distro Etsy Store.