Buckle ya’ seat belts, Tauranga, the Zinefest is back in town! But, hold up, let’s first set the zine scene…
Pronounced “zeen”, zines are short-run, self-published (maga)zines, touching on a variety of topics from music and art, to politics, sexuality and humour. Content can be written, drawn, painted, collaged, or any other form the zine maker desires. Historically zines have served as a powerful outlet for content considered to be outside the mainstream, and can provide a safe and independent platform of expression for under-represented and marginalised voices. We’re talking Māori and other BIPOC communities, rangatahi, disabled people,and the LGBTQIA+ community.
Tauranga Zinefest is a FREE, highly visual community event, dedicated to promoting and exploring this unique sub-culture. Pop in, bring your best mate, tamariki, heck why not Nanny and Koro too, for a fun-filled day of zines, cartoons, workshops, makers' table, photo booth, zine library and so much more!
Produced by Hannah Wynn
Wheelchair friendly event
University of Waikato, Tauranga Campus