In light of recent government advice and to help safeguard our team and visitors from the Covid-19 threat we have postponed the Circus Zine Fest, however our current intern Hester Grant will be curating an online zine, Inversesh, instead.
From Monday 23rd March keep checking this page to see the latest artworks!
Please be advised that some content is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18 and NSFW.
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
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.
Artwork/image courtesy of Hester Grant, 2020