Our penultimate zine workshop in conjunction with the Shaun Gladwell exhibition was held on Saturday May 25th. Despite only a few participants this session, there was a lot of great quality work, particularly using creative collage.
Local artist, Paco De Quesada, produced a lovely zine entitled Andalusia, which used a simple amphora shape throughout to explore texture and colour.
Other fellow zinsters explored shape and pattern to make visually arresting designs…
Still others made collage illustrations using the theme of ‘eyes’.
While another zine created work on the theme of food.
Thanks for all who came to the workshop – the final one will be held on the 8th June.
Our third fanzine-making workshop, which was held on the 13th April was well attended – with another full table of cutting and pasting participants.
Some of those involved joined forces to make zines together – including four friends who made our biggest fanzine yet entitled “Waggy Tail”, which ran to many pages and gives us the title of this post.
Other notable titles included “Rage” (a very angry zine!) and “Book of Anything.”
And a few more from the session..
The next fanzine workshop will be held on Saturday 25th May – hope to see you all there!
Many thanks and congratulations to all those who took part in the continuing zine workshops held on the Easter Saturday, which turned out to be a busy session…
The zine-making table was frenetic with activity and covered in piles of books, magazines and paper as participants cut, glued, drew and designed their own fanzines.
The sessions last for three hours, but the time flew by and some of the most productive amongst us completed multiple paged zines with the finished articles finally photocopied on to coloured paper.
Some budding zine-designers have vowed to come back to the next sessions to create more page designs and new zines as they experiment with the process. There were too many interesting examples to show everyone’s work on the blog but hopefully the selection of images here show the range of people’s creativity and expression.
Stay tuned for the next zine-making session coming up on Saturday April 13th from 1pm.
Our first fanzine workshop took place on the 2nd March which proved popular with visitors to Shaun Gladwell’s exhibition. Participants got the chance to experiment with various DIY design techniques including collage, stencil lettering, rubber stamps, hand-lettering and drawing in an informal atmosphere with a view of the Mini Ramp Intersection installed on the roof terrace. The challenge was taken up by both adults and children with some very creative results.
Shaun Gladwell is fascinated with subculture and mythology in varied forms such as skateboarding extreme sports and cult movies. The zine workshop is intended to be a springboard to celebrate your own culture, passions and obsessions through art and design. The sessions take place right through to June guided by local designer and street art advocate Tristan Manco who is the author of a number of books that celebrate DIY art including Stencil Graffiti and Street Sketchbook.
The next session falls on the Easter Saturday March 30th – please feel free to come and join us!
The rooftop foyer of the Pavilion is becoming the chill-out zone of choice, with visitors settling in for the afternoon, soaking up the calm, the views and the pleasures of drawing. The combination of inspiring books, monitors showing films of BMX stunts and an interview with Shaun Gladwell, on-tap drawing materials and the rooftop ramp, is creating an environment which is a wonderful mixture of creativity and reflection.
The Radical Riders became more fantastical this week, from the fairytale to the freaky, with appearances including manga vigilantes, vampires and ghosts, as well as a range of highly technicolour motorcyles with equally vibrant riders.
A keen audience of David Lean fans gathered on Sunday, for a special matinee showing of his iconic film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ – and although I was there to introduce the movie as guest speaker, it was soon clear from a show of hands, that I was going to be preaching to the already converted. Almost every one there had seen the film before, and so it was with the sense of sharing a passion rather than introducing one, that I began to talk about Lean, his film and its links to the current, Cycles of Radical Will, exhibition. With both Shaun Gladwell and David Lean exploring identity, the tradition of the romantic landscape and the lone figure within it – there was much to discuss, and then with the music of Maurice Jarre’s famous score, beginning to reverberate around the De La Warr auditorium, we finally l settled down to immerse ourselves in the sweeping desert landscapes of Lean’s film.