Zine exhibition – Cut, Copy, Paste #2

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.

Demonstrips’ zines and art posters displayed at the NOIR Darkroom exhibit: Cut, Copy, Paste #2

Included among the 20 zine makers were Frank Candiloro, Demonstrips, and Mel Buttigieg.

Frank Candiloro exhibited their horror comic Slasher, which we reviewed in an earlier blog post.

Demonstrips presented his 60 page teen-fiction, sci-fi graphic novel Pine Cone Ridge, as well as the latest in his Sketch Nasty series, Sketch Nasty #3.

Frank Candiloro’s comic Slasher displayed at the NOIR Darkroom exhibit: Cut, Copy, Paste #2
Mel Buttigieg’s zines on display at the Cut, Copy, Paste #2 exhibition

Mel Buttigieg brought Wog Mum 2: Comic and Activity Book, as well as her tattoo collaboration zine No Regrets: Stories Behind the Ink.

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.

Exhibiting Artists:

Amber is Blue
Mel Buttigieig
Frank Candiloro
Maria Colaidis
Gennivieve Collier
Sionainne Costello
Vicki Clissold
Nicola Hardy
Kim Hawdon
Lisa Jacomos
Rebecca Jordan
David K
Stefinie Luhrs “The 35mm Rule”
Daisy Mak
Emma Noack
Natalie Petrellis
Savi Ross
Samantha Taylor
Isabella Williams
Kerrie Wood

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.

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