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An introduction to Zine Making

Saturday 14 September, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sat 14 Sep, 2-4pm. Free. 15 places for 16-25 year olds. Book via Eventbrite

Location: The Edinburgh Zine Library, Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EG

The Edinburgh Zine Library is an archive and reference library of contemporary zines housed in Edinburgh Central Library. From feminism to trans culture to architecture and everyday experiences, the diverse collection has something for everyone. Led by artists from the Edinburgh Zine Library, this workshop helps you discover zines from the library’s collection and make your own. You’ll be set up with the tools to document your experiences on the visits programme that follows, and introduced to how to prep material for the risograph printing process for the final publication.


This event is the first in a series of six sessions which forms part of a zine-making project about your experience of art and architecture, conceived as part of Fresh Fruit, The Fruitmarket Gallery’s peer-led programme for young adults aged 16-25. Zines are small self-made publications and can be about anything – what you did last week; the music or art you like; or political, personal and social issues. Quick and cheap to produce, they have a radical underground history where anything goes and different voices can be heard.

In collaboration with the Edinburgh Zine Library and Out of the Blueprint, you will design and produce a collective zine to be presented in The Fruitmarket Gallery bookshop’s pop up shop in Waverley Mall.

In the context of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s building refurbishment in 2019-20, the programme includes visits to recently developed arts and cultural spaces in Edinburgh to look at their buildings and exhibition programmes. We’ll also take an exclusive peek at The Fruitmarket Gallery’s building development in progress.

Creative content for the zine is up to you. No prior experience is necessary and you’ll be supported to develop ideas and pursue your interests to make a collective publication that could include exhibition reviews, photography, doodles and creative writing. Roles on the project include design and production of the publication, so there’s something for everyone interested in writing, drawing, art, buildings and professionally producing work for public display.

The project takes place over six Saturday afternoons followed by a launch event, and you can come along to one or all of the sessions.



Saturday 14 September, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Edinburgh Central Li
7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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