Feeling pretty lucky to have spent the last couple of months working on an interactive zine exhibition and residency series at my work called My Back Pages: The Art of Zines and Indie Publishing. Broken Pencil did an interview with me about it here.
The space—which will have unfolding installations by the Centre  Zine Club, Billy Mavreas and Fiona Smyth as well as zines to read and materials to make zines of your own—will be on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton until November 10th. Don’t miss it!
This Saturday, I’m moderating a panel for this sprawling, weekend long program about gentrification and the arts, hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc. I’m moderating the afternoon panel called Stakes and Strategies, focusing on practical and pragmatic ways to combat the effects of gentrification on vulnerable communities. Complete details can be found on the Inc.’s website and the basics can be found below.
April 12, 2019 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm
April 13, 2019 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James St. N.)
Pressure Points is a two-day program exploring how gentrification has been unfolding in Hamilton, and the arts community’s role in that process. What are the causes and consequences of gentrification? How can individuals and organizations work collaboratively to push for sustainable alternatives and mitigate harm to existing communities? Through performances, talks, discussions, and youth-led initiatives, Pressure Points will examine the systemic roots of urban injustices and economic disparity, and forge points of solidarity between affected populations and their allies.
Free event. Space is limited, please register in advance.
Snacks and meals will be provided. Child-care will be provided all day on Saturday, for kids aged 4-14.
Mashal Khan, Communications and Outreach Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905.529.3355
Excited to have an essay commissioned to accompany the exhibition Winter Garden by Montreal artist collective Mere Phantoms at Hamilton Artists Inc. I was dazzled by their installation at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts last January (pictured above) that accompanied the Alexander Calder exhibition. Winter Garden runs from March 30th to May 11th.
Spin by and check out their striking work before it comes down, and grab a copy of the essay brochure while you’re at it.
Last month, my better half’s zine (with illustrations done by yours truly) was reviewed in https://brokenpencil.com. I met the reviewer Jonathan at a zine fair last summer, and he was a charming guy teeming with love for sandwiches— he’s a Philadelphian, and Ben and I know from experience that people from the mid-Atlantic states have a deep understanding and passion for this topic.
The zine is no longer available for those interested in grabbing a copy, but we will likely reprint more in the near future. Read the complete review here.
The first issue of Partizanka has been chugging along over the last few weeks and submissions are rolling in. It’s pretty exciting.
It’s actually not too late to submit something. Reach out (via email or in the comments section here) if you have an idea for a written or visual work to contribute. Submissions right now range from interviews with art collectives, to drawings to writing about labour activism. The finished zine with be half ledger size (8.5”x11”) and a mix of single and full colour printed output.
Check out listing for it under the PARTIZANKA PRESS page, or contact me to pre-order a copy of your own.