Get cre­ative at the art gallery

Auck­land’s Zine­fest 2016 is bring­ing the art gallery to life.

Auckland City Harbour News - - OUT & ABOUT -

Auck­land’s cre­ative com­mu­nity is com­ing to­gether at Auck­land Art Gallery for Zine­fest.

Zine­fest is now in its eighth year and has grown from its small be­gin­nings on K Rd.

Zines are small self-pub­lished work of orig­i­nal or ap­pro­pri­ated texts and im­ages.

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Linda Lew has been in­volved since 2014.

‘‘It started off at St Kevin’s Ar­cade with around 30 stalls and we have out­grown that space and we have ex­panded this year to the Auck­land Art Gallery.’’

Lew is ex­cited for the event to be held the art gallery as she hopes it will at­tract a wider au­di­ence in­clud­ing fam­i­lies.

The DIY event is for any­one in­ter­ested in self-pub­lish­ing, mak­ing their own­magazines, comics or any type of com­mu­nity arts pro­ject.

Zine­fest will fea­ture works from more than 60 artists and zine mak­ers dis­play­ing and sell­ing a wide va­ri­ety of cre­ative en­deav­ours, and is run by a team of vol­un­teers.

‘‘It fits in with the wider re­vival of the vin­tage and retro cul­ture.’’

Learn how to make zines, lis­ten to speak­ers talk about their cre­ative ca­reers and browse the 70 stalls for free un­til July 31.

Visit auck­landzine­fest.org for more in­for­ma­tion on the event.

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