Hi there, it’s…

NEWS TIME!

Again the estimable Sticky Institute, Melbourne, is throwing a zine fest this February. And, again, we’re not able to attend. Damn. See, this year it coincides with the first extended amount of time off work we’ve had in well over a year, and we’ve decided that we’re actually desperately in need of a proper holiday where we just sit around in some idyllic location doing bugger all and reading books, so that’s what we’re doing. Sorry folks.

Anyway, this year the fest is going by the name Paper City, and will presumably encompass all kindsa activities, not least of which will be a zine fair at Melbourne Town Hall, which if accounts of previous years are anything to go by, will be monumental:

And there’ll be a launch party on the 7th of Feb:

It looks like it’ll be great fun indeed, you lucky ‘uns.

We WILL be going to this:

Co-organised by Chiara of the rather excellent Rhetorical zine, this fair looks like it’s gonna be a damn winner. We’ve had good experiences in Canberra where zine fairs are concerned, so we’re looking forward to it.

While we’re on the zine distributing front, we received an email from Red Eye records a little while ago in which they expressed a keen interest in getting more zines on their racks. So if you’re a zinester in Sydney you should definitely think about dropping by some copies of your zine. Here’s their website for out of towners who have questions about stocking with them. I have quite a lot of nostalgia for the days when you could stock and buy zines in record stores (Red Eye was one of the places that I first discovered zines), so it would be pretty cool if it became popular again. Red Eye are located on York St now, in case you haven’t been there in a while…

In terms of what’s new at Take Care, well, we’ve been very busily working on a lot of exciting projects that should see the light of day very, very soon. We’ve both been working on new zines and a new issue of the Take Care annual newsletter. There’s a very good reason for the delay in getting that together (the past two years it’s come out in Dec/Jan, to celebrate our anniversary), but I’m gonna leave that as a surprise. It’s very cool, that’s all I’m saying!

Finally, we have just received some new zines from the aforementioned, Canberra-based creator of Rhetorical, Chiara, which will be up on the site soon, so stay tuned.

Excellent.

x Emma

 

Updating time again. Over the last couple of months we’ve added a whole lot of new zines, and I’ve just about updated all of the descriptions for them. I have, blessed be, a whole week off work so It shouldn’t be too long before the whole site’s once again up to date. Not that that will mean much, because in a few weeks we’ll no doubt have a million more zines to add and everything will be in disarray, again.

I assume that, anyway, because we have decided, after a bit of umming and ahhing that we are going to go to the TINA zine fair this year. Some of you may have been privy to the saga that, finally, resulted in tables at the fair being offered to zinesters for free this year. If not, the gist of things can be found in various threads on the Zines Aus list, but basically, if you want a table get in touch with Eloise Quinlivan (quinlivan.e [at] gmail [dot] com) to reserve a spot.

In addition to having a stall at the fair I’ve got some work in an exhibition at TINA called Secret Newcastle, more details of that will be on my blog when as they come to hand.

Speaking of my blog, I’ve just put a post up about giving away part of my zine collection. I have too many zines to cope with so they’re free to whoever is willing to pay for the postage. Check out my blog for details, and please pass on to anyone that might be interested. Thanks!

xEmma

Libraries!

First Library

Those who love libraries as much as we do will be pleased to know that there’s a mini-zine fair at Manly Library this Saturday in conjunction with the Manly Arts Festival. There will also be a free zine workshop with Vanessa Berry. Call the library for details. We’ll be there too!

Second Library

If that wasn’t enough, Black Rose have kindly agreed to share a selection of their amazing zine library with those coming to the Snapdragon Zine Fair. I wonder how many folks who make zines are already aware of Black Rose? Well, if you don’t know, the various incarnations of the Black Rose collective have been operating a volunteer run library for over 25 years. During this time they have  amassed what is probably one of Australia’s largest accessible  zine collections. If you have an interest in zines and want to learn more about them you should come and say hello on Sunday.

Take Care at the Jurassic Lounge…

Join us at the Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum on August 23 (next Tues) from 5:30 for a zine workshop. Cost of entry to the museum is $15, but that includes a free drink and opportunity to engage in all the Jurassic Lounge activities. We’ll be making tiny zines for the Snapdragon Zine Pinata! More info here. Thanks to Clare from The Bower for inviting us to host the workshop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take Care will be at the Canberra zine fair, next weekend!

Here are all the details, from the ACT Writers Centre website:


10am-4pm Saturday 9 April

Presented by the ACT Writers Centre and Canberra Contemporary Arts Space. Includes zines, artwork, badges, buttons, t-shirts, great designs as well as cupcakes! This event is part of the ‘A Fair with Art’ Saturday markets at Gorman House to be held during National Youth Week.

Cost: Free
Venue: Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon
Bookings: No bookings required. Enquiries on 6262 9191.



Last year’s fair was really great, so if you’re in Canberra or able to get there we highly recommend it. Vanessa Berry will be conducting a zine work shop on the day. You need to book in advance to attend that, so direct all inquiries to the number above, or checkout the ACT Writers Centre website for more details.

Edit: Site updated today! We have issues of Doris zine back in stock! That’s Doris #21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 (Thanks to Cindy’s enormous generosity these issues are priced 50c cheaper than when we had previously listed them. Thank you Cindy!) and copies of the wonderfully amazing, amazingly wonderful Doris zine anthology. Unfortunately, we have no copies of the latest issue, issue #28, of Doris yet, but we’ll get onto that soooooon… Also, we have added newish issues of Culture Slut (in the time it took for surface mail to get from Canada to Australia Amber made another issue): there’s another beautiful, full colour polaroid edition (Culture Slut #23) as well as the previous issue (#22), and the latest issue (#5) of Fight Boredom, extolling the joys of feminism, DIY culture and girl love. Usual disclaimer: there are no descriptions yet, but we’re working on them.

Yeow, we will be taking all these zines with us to the fair on Saturday, so watch out, Canberra.