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Zinester Sophie Sherwood will share with you the art of creating this classic, low-fi, DIY form of publication. They will be bringing zines from their own collections to share with and inspire you.

Presented by Arnolfini as part of the Still I Rise expanded programme.

This workshop aims to look at everyday feminism and how we can bring together ideas to distribute to a wider audience through the power of zines. An accessible, affordable way of sharing ideas and information, totally independent of formal and commercial systems, the zine has been the activist’s go to tool for ever.

Sophie Sherwood is a visual artist living and working in Bristol and has recently completed an MA in Photography at UWE. She specialises in cameraless photographic creative workshops and zine making for all ages.

Materials and equipment will be provided, but please bring anything from your own archive you’d particularly like to include (photocopied if it’s precious) for some old-school cutting and pasting.

We recommend a walk around the exhibition prior to the event to soak up the different forms of feminist activist expression that can offer up an inspiration or a space for self reflection.  

The materials used could contain partial nudity.

Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance – Act 3 is a large-scale exhibition of international artists, highlighting the experiences of women and celebrating their triumphs – with an expanded programme of performances, screenings, workshops and talks filling Arnolfini through Autumn 2019.

Description of the image at the top of the page: A zine (small paper booklet) decorated with a cut and pasted drawing of a cat and the collaged phrase ‘Make a zine’. Description of second image in slideshow: Hundreds of different zines spread out.