In response to government advice and to help safeguard our team and visitors from the Covid-19 threat we postponed the Circus Zine Fest, instead intern Hester Grant curated a series of online zines, Inversesh, throughout April and May 2020.
Please be advised that some content is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 and NSFW.
Help I'm Becoming Human by Muriel Hughes
Slow Down by Ellen MacAskill
Play Safe In The Home by Emily Smith
Inversesh by Hester Grant
Grand Ideal Coconut Resort by Holly Osborne
Leaflet by Sadie Stoddart
Even The Sea Sides Against Me by Freya Grant
Unorthodox Zine by Alex Benecki
Celebrating the Life of Hester The Molester by Hester Grant
Silk Ho by Hester Grant
Muttermilch by Hester Grant
intel Whore by Hester Grant
7 Days by Hester Grant
More about the organiser:
Hester Grant has taken inspiration from and created artist zines as part of her artistic practice. A Zine (pronounced ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation, homemade publication that originated in the USA during the 1930s. Zines are often created out of political or artistic movements and Hester is particularly interested in zines that have taken inspiration from punk such as the Riot Grrrl movement. In the early 1990s bands such as Bikini Kill and Bratmobile created zines as way of spreading their feminist message using a punk rock aesthetic in a visual format which complimented their music. However, there are no set rules on what makes a zine a zine. Zine festivals have become more and more popular in cities with strong contemporary art scenes such as Berlin and Glasgow. In the Highlands she feels it is important that zines are recognised as part of a contemporary art practice.