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International Zine Month

Wed 3 - Wed 31 July | Free

Inspired by our current exhibitions by Frankie Raffles and Joanne Coates, we are celebrating this year’s International Zine Month with a photo-zine exhibition in Baltic Library and a series of inspiring artist-led, photo-zine events. 


Please note you must book a spot on the 2 day micro-course with Foundation Press.

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Photo-Zine Exhibition

Wed 3 July - Wed 31 July | 10am - 5.45pm
Free, drop in

A photo zine is usually a self-made, printed issue built of photos and captions, they often have an overarching theme, concept or story. We have a growing collection of self-published and independent photo-zines covering a wide range of interests in our Zine Library. For the whole month of July we will have a dedicated photo-zine in our Library, come on in to explore and be inspired!

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Photo/Riso/Zine | 2 day micro-course with Foundation Press

Sunday 7 & 14 July | 11am - 3.30pm
16yr+ | Booking essential | Book here

Using your own black and white photography as a starting point to explore risograph printing techniques, you will develop a set of page spreads for a collective zine made in collaboration with Foundation Press. All participants will receive a copy of this limited edition zine and a copy will also be deposited in the Baltic Zine Library.

Mud Mapping | Artist Talk with Michele Allen

Sunday 14 July | 2pm
Free, drop in

Join Artist Michele Allen as she shares her new publication Mud Mapping which explores tidal mudflats on the River Tyne. Michele will talk about the process of translating photographic images into print, moving from her traditional darkroom techniques to printing on risograph to self-publish a handmade book in collaboration with Foundation Press.

Weather Wonders | A photo-zine-making workshop with Alex Hughes

Sat 20 July | 10.30am - 12.30pm
Free, drop in 

Join artist Alex Hughes for an exploration of our relationship to the weather through photography, collage and poetry. Thinking about the images we frequently take of the weather in different forms, from rainbows to cloud formations, will inspire the creation of a poetic zine to engender the imagination on how we both affect and are affected by the natural elements surrounding our environment.

Untold Stories | A photo-zine-making workshop with Mack Sproates

Sat 27 July | 10.30am - 12.30pm 
Free, drop in 

Join artist and zine maker Mack Sproates for a creative zine-making session, exploring untold stories, character making, poetry and creative writing inspired by our own photography and photos we love. Zines are a great way to share stories, and advocate for the things that matter to us. Bring along a photo (digital or printed) that you love or you think might be interesting to explore in a zine. 

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