Stopping for a moment and gluing and pasting might be something you haven’t done in years possibly decades but the Woodfordia Community Zine was the perfect excuse for such activity. It’s amazing what organically unfolds from something so primitive and analogue with your hands. Conversations begin, closely followed by connection and creativity!
Over ninety Woodfordians produced 112 pages using typewriters, magazines, label makers and stencils to create collages based around the theme of community, connection and The Planting experiences, guided by Cultural Seed Planter Jeremy Staples along with Kate Brgo, Ben Tupas and Jason Egbars. One of the many great things about zines is how accessible they are to all! No previous experience is required, and at this year’s Planting 3 to 73 year olds took part in producing an A5 page each which became the collaborative zine.
Taking risks, learning, creating and connecting, The Planting is without a doubt the perfect venue for such an undertaking. The zine was created from go to whoa in just 48hours during workshops in the Fixation space at The Planting. The end result is a veritable door stop of a publication! 112 pages highlighting the diversity of everyone involved, but also the mutual connectedness. Pages of writing from eight year olds to stunning collage showcasing their love of the festival to political commentary.
The joy of distributing the finished publication on Sunday afternoon was priceless. The creatives flicking through, hunting down their contributions. Living as we are in a digital age, holding something you’ve crafted in your hands is a unique experience. So many smiles! The Woodfordia Community Zine is a beautiful artefact highlighting what can be achieved if we all work together.
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