Get into Zines this September!

Ōtautahi Zinefest, the annual celebration of Christchurch do-it-yourself magazine making, is happening this year on Saturday 26 September, in Tautoru / TSB Space at Tūranga.

To celebrate, Christchurch City Libraries in conjunction with Funtime Comics and Ōtautahi Zine Library are offering three sessions of zine-making, so you can have a go at making one too.

Zines come in all shapes and sizes, and can be folded in lots of different ways. 

They can be made with a cardboard, material or paper cover - made the old school way - or designed on a computer.

Zines can be used to advertise bands and share artwork, political opinions and cartoons, flash fiction or poetry. Or all of these things at once! Bring along koha or some spare change and a pen drive for copying.

Visit our page on zines and zine-making to find out more. Come in and be delighted by the Ōtautahi Zine Library display; a reference-only (just for looking at, not borrowing) collection of Zines collected over many years in Christchurch. These cover a range of incredible, creative and entertaining formats and topics.

Saturday 12 September : Funtime Comics at Tūranga

Facilitation Space, Auahatanga | Creativity, 4th Floor, Tūranga. 1pm to 5pm.

The creative geniuses behind the Funtime Comics Anthology meet at Tūranga on the second Saturday of each month. Chat to or create alongside Funtime's artists. For this session we've made computer lab 1 available for those who know how use Adobe Illustrator, or InDesign. 

Saturday 19 September : Make-A-Zine Drop-In Workshop

Facilitation Space, Auahatanga | Creativity, 4th Floor, Tūranga. Drop-in from 2pm to 4.30 pm. All ages welcome, entry by koha.

Try your hand at making your own Zine with Fee Jay. Have a look at the many examples of zine formats, then make your own the old school way - with pen and paper. Replicate your masterpiece on the photocopier, scan to your own memory stick or email it to yourself and your fans. Materials provided.

Thursday 24 September : Make-A-Zine Teens

Creative Space, Hapori | Community, 1st Floor, Tūranga. Drop-in from 4pm to 6.00 pm. Age 12+ , free entry.

Make-A-Zine for teens with Claire. Express yourself! Find your creative flair! Advertise your band or make a political statement. Have a look at the different ways this has been done in the Ōtautahi Zine Library collection. 

Saturday 26 September : Make-a-Zine Teens

South Library. Drop-in from 11am to 3pm.

Drop in to our teen-friendly workshop, find your creative flair! Have a go at making your very own zine!  

Saturday 26 September : Make-A-Zine Teens

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre. Drop-in from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Make-A-Zine. Have a look at the different zine formats, then make your own. Materials provided.

Saturday 26 September : Make-A-Zine Drop-In Workshop

Facilitation Space, Auahatanga | Creativity, 4th Floor, Tūranga. Drop-in from 2pm to 4.30pm. All ages welcome, entry by koha.

Make-A-Zine with Caitlin. Have a look at the different zine formats, then make your own. Materials provided.

Saturday 26 September : Ōtautahi Zinefest

TSB Space, Hapori | Community, 1st Floor, Tūranga. 11am to 4pm. All ages, free entry.

The big event! The Christchurch annual buy, sell and swap meet for DIY Magazine and Comic Creators. Bring your pocket money down to Tūranga and check out the stalls of independent creators. Meet the community of people who make them. Discover new characters, find a political cause, or a gig to go to!. Start a collection of your own. The most minimal cost for original artwork, stories and ideas you can find. And Zines fit easily in the post!

Sunday 27 September : Make-a-Zine Teens

South Library. Drop-in from 11am to 3pm.

Drop in to our teen-friendly workshop, find your creative flair! Have a go at making your very own zine!  

Find out more in the events calendar.

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CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library

We are also pleased to be hosting an exhibition of zines from the Ōtautahi Zine Library. We'll be displaying these taonga in the Facilitation Space on Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4.

The CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library is a permanent collection of local, national and international self published materials. The Library collection has moved around other accessible arts and cultural spaces to ensure it can be enjoyed by all, and is currently being housed at Turanga. Organised by Jane Maloney of MK Press

Zine photos

View our zine photos on Flickr.

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