Saturday 25th February, 12pm – 6pm
Construction Gallery, 74-80 Upper Tooting Road, London SW17 7PB, United Kingdom
Tube: Tooting Bec (then 2 mins walk) FREE, all welcome
Construction Gallery ( constructiongallery.co.uk ) will be hosting Tooting’s 1st Zine Fair on Saturday 25th February 2012! Zines, artists books, illustrations, comics and critical writing will be exhibited from locally-based artists and from countries all around the world including Pakistan, Russia, Siberia, Egypt and China. The day-long event will include workshops, exhibitions, animation & video art screenings.
Admission is free.
Tooting Zine & Artists Books Fair :
CONFIRMED STALLS / ARTISTS / COLLECTIVE EXHIBITORS 2012:
Alternative Press, Girls Get Busy, Walrus Zines, Shebang, Other Asias, Tom Cass- Financially Hard Times, TINAG/Myrdle Court Press, Emma Falconer, Decadence Comics, Nichol Keene, Vampire Sushi, She Bang, Red Robin Press, Just Design Collective, Nanae Kawahara, Monster Emporium Press, Microcosmic Orbit, Eyeball Comics, Cressida Knapp, Partisan Zines, Siberian Zines, Elliott Baggott, Jasmine Fung, Very Small Kitchen, Whirly gig distro, Melanie Maddison, Vapid Kitten, Jasmine Fung, Susan Mortimer, Partisan Siberia.
The Zine Fair was initiated by two Tooting-based artists Hamja Ahsan and Sowfia Niazi.
Ahsan and Niazi have been active in the current revivial of interest in Zine culture, participating in recent Zine Fairs across the UK. The two wanted to bring Zine subculture to Tooting addressing the lack of arts events in the local area, and to work with the Construction Gallery team.
Hamja Ahsan, of Bangladeshi origin, runs a transnational artists collective called Other Asias, who will feature in the event. Sowfia Niazi, of Pakistani origin, recently published a zine on Hijabs and featured in Micah gallery’s Britpak exhibition and the Artistic Jihad touring exhibition. She is part of the Walrus Zines collective.
The event is part of Tooting Tales literary event held in Brick Box at Tooting Market and at Construction Gallery.
Construction Gallery: http://constructiongallery.co.uk/
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