PROJECTS: Scarborough Zine Library
Scarborough Zine Library, formed by artists/zine librarians Joel Hague and Nathan Wackett with support from Crescent Arts, is an open and accessible archive of local (and also wide-ranging) zines and small indie publications.
So what are zines?
Good question! As explained by Wikipedia… “A zine (/ˈziːn/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier. Zines are the product of either a single person or of a very small group, and are popularly photocopied into physical prints for circulation.”
The Library features a comprehensive range of Zines from diverse voices and ranging topics, from perzines to punk, feminism to fanzines, queer zines to publications about social/political activism and so much more…
We currently have a small archive but we always still welcome new donations and the archive is always growing, we also welcome interactions for zine swaps/trades with other zine communities and archives.
We accept both physical copies and digital zines (PDFs or other high quality files), if you’re interested in donating a zine there are two ways to go about it; either send a copy to this address, in case it gets lost, but also so we know who its from so we can keep a track of what we have in the archive.
‘Crescent Arts – Woodend
Or send a digital copy to our email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please get in touch with us through our email or at @scarbzinelibrary on Instagram. There is also a monthly club, where people get together and make zines and do collage exchanges, follow our instagram for more details about these future events!
About the founders
Joel Hague is a multidisciplinary Artist specialising in printmaking and zine-making, his work concerns the beneficial aspects of wellbeing through print, zines and collage whilst maintaining a focus on experimental ways of image making.
Nathan Wackett is a multi-media artist, muralist and zine enthusiast; his work focuses heavily on a DIY, accessible and visibly queer approach to creating, aiming to take the pretension out of fine art, you can find more of his work on his instagram below.
Scarborough Zine Library and Crescent Arts collaborated to run the first Pop-Up Print on Friday 22nd -Sunday 24th October 2022
A series of print and zine focused events in various venues around Scarborough, brought to you by Crescent Arts, York Zinefest and Scarborough zine library!
There was a number of events, including, school sessions, public workshops, a print trail around the town, talks from Blacklodge press and Susan Kruse and a zinefest with music from local DJ Ratty.
For more information about the event head to the past event page: https://bit.ly/3vNcwbO
The project was kindly supported by Arts Council England and Yorkshire Coast BID.