‘Against the Grain’ explores the importance of zines to young creatives who are able to express their sense of identity through different formats and methods of self-publishing.
Defined as small circulation, self-published works, zines are a highly accessible medium that have been utilised by a range of creatives throughout history to voice their creativity outside of mainstream channels. This tangible form of expression is highly important to commemorate an area of interest for the individual, particularly in an age where work can be rapidly shared and forgotten within the digital sphere.
This exhibition examines unconventional approaches to zine-making, challenging the traditional perception of how a publication should look and operate. To accompany their work, each artist has been invited to display process work such as original artwork and photographs that have informed the creation of their zine.
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