We’re pleased to present the third episode in our bi-weekly online programme, ‘Why Don’t You’, inspired by the BBC Children’s television programme, Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead?. Led by artists, each instalment will suggest a new activity to keep you entertained and stimulated away from the screen.
For our third edition, local artist and FPG Start Coordinator Lu Williams presents 'Why Don't You Make A Zine?'. In this video tutorial, Lu guides us through making your own zine using a simple eight page folding technique, inspired by both social isolation and Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings' current solo exhibition 'In My Room'. To follow along, you'll need paper, a ruler, glue, scissors, pens/pencils and newspapers or magazines to cut-up. To find out more about zine making, head on over to @grrrlzinefair on instagram. You can find a full transcription of the video to download here.
Lu Williams is an artist and founder of Grrrl Zine Fair, creating cross disciplinary artworks, events and printed matter. They founded Grrrl Zine Fair in 2015, which hosts zine workshops, Grrrl in Print (a printed collective zine) and a 300+ feminist zine library based at the Old Waterworks, which tours the UK and has been exhibited at British Film Institute, V&A Museum and Art Book in China, Beijing. Grrrl Zine Fair platforms women, trans and non-binary artists, putting diversity and accessibility at the forefront of their artistic practice. Williams also works as the Start Programme co-ordinator within Focal Point Gallery's learning and engagement programme, creating workshops with artists and local schools.