DIY publishers on the road to share skills and make zines (first stop Lismore!)

To celebrate the launch of Bizoo’s final release: The Best, The Worst and the Trash That Never Made It’, the crew behind Bizoo Zine invites you to a free CULT-ure Map zine workshop at the Lismore Art Space, January 5 2014. Jeremy Staples and Eloise Quinlivan are spreading the word and launching the book via a 12 date tour taking in Lismore to Wollongong then inland to Dubbo via workshops and events throughout January. Lismore Art Space is totally stoked to be supporting and participating in collaboration with Bizoo as they begin their 12 date tour here in Lismore! Bizoo-Poster-NSW-V4_Final_web For five years, Bizoo woke up a sleepy town and brought to life a thriving arts community. The Bizoo crew will tell the tale on how they achieved this and plan to pass on skills that can assist the growth of Lismore’s cultural community. Bizoo gave the folk of Toowoomba an outlet to create, collaborate, and connect while supporting the development of their regional town. Bizoo started life as a zine. The subject matter on its inception was supporting and growing the cultural sector in and around the Darling Downs. Two of the creators of the publication are spreading the word throughout NSW via workshops and events throughout 2014. With their eyes set on planting cultural seeds in every town they visit. They plan to share their success story and strategies with the Lismore community and show how a small group of people created, collaborated and connected. What’s a zine? Zine is pronounced ‘zeen’, or like magazine without the ‘maga’ at the front. Generally, it is a non-commercial and often handmade publication devoted to specialised subject matter. 2480 CULT-ure Map will be part zine, part community created tourist map. Lismore Art Space has partnered with Jeremy Staples; the creator of Bizoo and Elouise Quinlivan; owner of the online zine shop Smells Like Zines as well as Bizoo book contributors to come along and facilitate the creation of the 2480 CULT-ure Map zine. “You know those boring tourist guides found at backpackers and bus interchanges that show only the money spinning attractions and restaurants that have paid to be on the map? We want to reclaim the streets by highlighting the real events, attractions, cheap eats, artist-run spaces and affordable or free events that only locals would know about. In short – we want you to add your secrets to the map.” – Explains Elouise Quinlivan “Bizoo is coming with your help to create and compile, print and distribute the 2480 CULT-ure Map. We’ll bring along all the resources and creative tools – you need to add your story, insights and secrets. Bizoo’s final release is a free retrospective, carbon neutral book that covers the highlights and lowlights of the music and arts zine, Bizoo. Bizoo grew up in Toowoomba Queensland, that’s right; it is home to more than just the Carnival of Flowers. Over its twenty-five issues, Bizoo rounded up a tribe of 60 contributors from across the country and became an underground platform that supported the arts nationally. Each event will be an opportunity for participants to pick up a free copy of Bizoo’s final release: The Best, The Worst and the Trash That Never Made It’.

We hope you can drop in and take part in this fantastic event, January 5th 2014 at Lismore Art Space, 1 Norris Street Lismore, 10am – 5pm and it’s FREE!

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This project is funded in part by Regional Arts NSW

Here’s more about the BIZOO crew who are facilitating and bringing us this great event! – January 5. Lismore Art Space, Lismore 1 Norris Street, Lismore CULT-ure Map Workshop : 10 – 5pm : FREE – January 8. Open Studio, Coffs Harbour 2/25 Vernon St, Coffs Harbour Zine Workshop : Times TBC : FREE – January 11. NERAM, Armidale. 106 – 114 Kentucky St, Armidale Zine Workshop : 2 – 4pm : $15 – January 13. City Library, Newcastle Laman St, Newcastle Zine Workshop : 2pm – January 14. CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE, Sydney 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula Zine Workshops : 10am & 1pm – January 16. The Rizzeria, Sydney The Metcalfe Arcade, Shop 5, 80 – 84 George St, The Rocks, Sydney. – Zine Club & Bizoo Launch – Isaac Graham : The State of DIY in Sydney in 2014 Panel Bizoo Covers Exhibition : Miss Helen Gocco Print : 6 – 8pm : FREE – January 17. Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong Corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong Zine Master Class : 12:30pm – 4:30pm : $20 – January 20. City Library, Bathurst 70/78 Keppel Street, Bathurst Zine workshops : 10:30am & 1:30pm : $10 – January 22. Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo Gocco Printing workshops : 4hr & full day – January 25. Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth 466 Peel St, Tamworth Zine workshop : 10:30am – 2:30pm