‘Concrete Queers #2′ zine launch

Concrete Queers is a zine for fun queer stuff. Issue #2 has got comedians talking about their craft, people talking about what comedy means to them, as well as queers just bein’ plain darn funny and producing fabulous artwork.

Come on down to the launch in Sticky on Saturday August 8th at 3-5pm for some readings, snacks, zines and a good time. See you there!

Cover image by Mitucami Mituca, design by Tiffany Street.

Email: concretequeers@gmail.com
Facebook: Concrete Queers
Twitter: @concretequeers

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‘Advicecomics1′ Melbourne launch party

advicecomics1 is the first print manifestation of the online cartoon advice column advicecomics where real questions are answered by cartoon columnists – and it’s getting a Melbourne launch at Sticky.

advicecomics1 is 114pgs, riso printed at Caldera Press in Melbourne. It’s got a two-sided dustjacket / a2 poster (one side by katie parrish & one side by michael hawkins) screenprinted by walker mettling in providence, rhode island.

New advice from BOYFRIEND (Michael Hawkins), SALLY (katie parrish), MULBERT (written by Andrew Connor, drawn by Carla McRae), NICKY MINUS (nicky minus), BABY W (lee lai), DR. ENTRAILS (walker mettling), IGNATZ LAB RAT (ben juers), MARY LEUNIG (Mary Leunig) & RAYMOND RAY (marc pearson) – and with drawings all through it by JR BLUE (lashna tuschewski).

Also! at this launch, Totally Mild (solo) will play some songs!!

Facebook event here.

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Expurgatory cassette launch, with Richard Pilkington

Experimental black metal duo Expurgatory play Sticky this week to help siphon their new cassette ‘X’ into the world’s lugholes, plus there’s support from noise texture-weaver Richard Pilkington.

Friday 3rd July, 6-7pm, in Sticky.

Faceberk event here.

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Other Worlds Zine Fair 2015 +

UPDATE: Due to pretty much all of our volunteers being at OTHER WORLDS this weekend, we will unfortunately be closed this Saturday (23rd May). Our apologies for the inconvenience of this.

Sticky will be at the second annual Other Worlds Zine Fair, taking place this weekend in Sydney. ‪#‎otherworldszinefair‬

Other Worlds was created as a critical response to the MCA Zine Fair, and held at the same time, because their venue (Museum of Contemporary Art) is sponsored by Transfield – the same company awarded a contract by the Australian Government to run detention centres where asylum seekers are mandatorily held.

Many zinesters did not want to be part of an event that would create cultural validation for a company whose profits partially derive from detaining those seeking protection from abuses of their human rights. So an alternative was formed, and this year Other Worlds includes a weekend of workshops, talks, screenings and other zine events. View the full program for the weekend here.

The zine fair takes place at Glebe Town Hall on Saturday 23rd May, 11am-4pm. Facebook event here.

The fundraiser for Other Worlds will be active up to the start of the festival, and you can follow on Tumblr too.

Poster by Lee Lai.

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SIGNAL Instructionals launch

The launch of Signal Arts‘ Signal Instructionals series takes place this Friday in Sticky, with funds being raised for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).

Signal Instructionals is a series of mini-books designed to help you make your everyday life a little bit more arty.
A collaboration with artists Bats of Leisure, Lisa Hilli and Kim Jaeger, these mini-books will teach you how to sew and embroider your own skirt, weave a pair of pacific inspired earrings and make a clay pot with a personality.
Signal Instructionals are available as a set of 3 for a gold coin donation with all funds raised going towards the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).
Signal Instructionals is produced by the Signal Curators in collaboration with Marion Singer and Elwyn Murray.

Facebook event here. Find out more about Signal here or follow here.

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Second Circulation

Sticky is proud to be associated with Second Circulation, an exhibition opening this week at Verge Gallery in Sydney.

“Second Circulation is an exhibition of zine makers who are also art makers, and vice versa. There are tensions between the underground status of zines, the resistance of zine makers to recuperation by the professional art world, and the appearance of zines in galleries.

This exhibition will showcase zine-making artists who negotiate these tensions. It will explore the liminal space that zines inhabit between professional practice and DIY, and the role that zines have within the individual practices of the show’s participants.”

Curated by Dexter Fletcher, the show will feature:

The Newport Dolls
Luke You
The Thomas Ferguson Band
Vanessa Berry
Samantha Riegl
Miss Helen
Tim Ungaro
Emma Davidson
Dexter Fletcher

with
Paul Byron, Jessie Lymn
and
Ideal Type

The show opens Thursday April 2nd at 6pm, but there will also be a day of public programs on Saturday April 11th featuring:

* Mini zine fair with Sticky Institute, Take CareHello Hallo and the Rizzeria.

* YOU zine-making marathon: YOU is a free, weekly, anonymous, paper zine that has been made in Melbourne every week since November 2001. Come along to the YOU marathon to help produce an issue of the zine that will be released upon the world the following week.

* DISCOnference: informal discussions on zine-making and zine practices, open to audience participation. Facilitated by Miss Helen, Paul Byron, Jessie Lymn and Dexter Fletcher. Discussion topics will include: zines and fandom, zines collections and zine-making practices.

* Live performances by enigmatic zine maker Plastic Knife, zine supergroup The Newport Dolls and Canberra based writer and zine maker Ideal Type.

Plus! On Saturday 25th April Dexter Fletcher presents the artists’ talk: Not to Attach Any Fixture: A Social History of Blu-Tack and its Uses and Abuses among Members of the Renting Classes, With Slides and Commentary

Exhibition runs until April 26th. Follow Second Circulation here.

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Easter opening times

Next weekend we will unfortunately be closed because of this guy (Jesus, that is, not Andy Paine). Easter opening times as follows:

WEDNESDAY 1st + THURSDAY 2nd APRIL
Open as usual, 12-6pm

FRIDAY 3rd + SATURDAY 4th APRIL
Closed – sorry about that.

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Andy Paine + Plastic Knife instore gig

Zine-rockers Andy Paine (from Brisbane) and Plastic Knife (from Valhalla) are both playing an instore at Sticky, a week later than Friday 13th so as not to unnerve their triskaidekaphobic fans (i.e. Friday 20th March, 6-7pm).

This is an all-ages event and entry is free. There will be orange juice and vegan muffins available too.

Listen to Andy Paine here.
Listen to Plastic Knife here.
Facebook event here.

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Nicole J Georges (USA) and Katie Parrish zine reading in Sticky

American zinester Nicole J Georges, known as the maker of the zine Invincible Summer, is heading to Sticky.

Nicole started Invincible Summer in 2000, but also became a zine champion when she helped co-found the Portland Zine Symposium. NJG has even published a graphic memoir called Calling Dr Laura. Nicole will be reading from her zines and talking about her zinemaking experiences.

Also reading on the night will be Melbourne’s own comics genius Katie Parrish.

Poster by George. Facebook event here.

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Sticky represented at ‘Keep Running’ in Paper Mountain

Sticky Institute presents: the return of
THOMAS THE HUMAN PHOTOCOPIER

Representing Sticky at Perth’s magnificent Paper Mountain for Keep Running, a showcase of Australia’s artist run initiatives. Details here.

To try out this revolutionary piece of office equipment, visit TTHP at the opening of ‘Keep Running’ on March 6th. Facebook event here.

Read an interview with TTHP from 2012 in Three Thousand here. Order the user manual for TTHP from Sticky here.

With thanks and love to Paper Mountain.

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