Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Siue Moffat at the Toronto Zine Library

A talk with guest speaker

Siue Moffat

Hosted by the Toronto Zine Library Collective

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008. 1:30pm
Toronto Zine Library at the TRANZAC, second floor

292 Brunswick Avenue. Toronto

Siue Moffat began making zines in 1988. The subjects have ranged from gross food; yummy food; amusement parks in the Portland, Oregon; her involvement in the punk zine; and even, oddly enough, a zine that mixed Monty Python and punk. In 2003 Siue self published Lickin' the Beaters: Low Fat Vegan Desserts Illustrated by 8 Fantastic Artists. Basically a zine in book form, she did nearly everything herself including the photos and index. Siue busies herself between vegan food, punk rock and film archiving. Her second book of vegan chocolate and candy recipes will be published in the spring, while the first is scheduled for reprinting in March. Both books are being published by PM Press, the new imprint of AK Press. Siue is very proud of her large collection of veg cookzines.

The Toronto Zine Library is run by a collective of zine readers, zine makers and librarians who are looking to make zines more accessible in Toronto. We believe that zines are still an important medium of communication, and that they should be cherished, protected, and promoted. Our aim to do this through our public collection of zines, conducting related workshops at our physical library and abroad, and by holding events that promote zines as a method of open communication and free expression.

For more information, please contact us at torontozinelibrary@hotmail.com
Or consult our new website and online catalogue: http://www.sitekreator.com/zinelibrary

Illustration credit: Allyson Mitchell

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


A doily made of tiny dehydrated shrimp. I did five of these just before Xmas.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Haunted Home at Canzine

Here are some photographs of my
Haunted Home room installation that was a featured artist's room installation at the last Canzine, which took place at the Gladstone Hotel on October 28th, 2008. I neglected to post them earlier...

From the artist's statement:

The Haunted Home is a room-based intervention of sculptural work. Among the works included in the installation are 100+ bars of hand-carved soap, “worry bead” multiples made of hand-drilled diet pills, chrysanthemums made of latex gloves, and plaster casts of children’s blocks that spell out 9-1-1. These works employ common household objects, often in multiples, to both comment on the female experience and allude to intimate, human anxieties relating to the body and the home.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Morag Schonken- these are the roots that i've grown, that have grown in me

these are the roots that i've grown, that have grown in me
Morag Schonken

January 1-31, 2008.
She Said Boom! Window Space

372 College Street


Supplementary exhibition multiple available for $2 each. Contact ssbwindowspace@hotmail.com for more information.

“Our bodies remember.
Every part of us remembers everything that has ever happened.
Every touch, every feeling, everything is there in our skin,
ready to be awakened, revived.”

Mary Morris ~Nothing to Declare~

Morag Schonken, born in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), is a fibre-based installation artist. She currently lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Morag has a fine arts diploma from the Toronto School of Art where she studied with Donnely Smallwood, Nicole Collins, and Andy Fabo. Her solo exhibition in 2004 entitled What the Body Remembers at the TSA Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, featured two bodies of work which embraced the use of fibre and traditional labor-intensive processes. Morag has been in numerous group shows in the Toronto area including the annual Shadow Box Exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada (2005 to 2007); Amalgam at the Niagara Gallery (2006) and Art as Books at WARC Gallery (2003). An avid traveller, Morag backpacked through Australia in 2005-06 before returning to Toronto to intern at Propeller Gallery were she co-coordinated their 10th Anniversary show, Propeller Turns Ten. She has since moved to Winnipeg to participate in the Foundation Mentorship program through MAWA as mentee to Shawna Dempsey. Morag was the recipient of the Barbara Barrett Scholarship (2003), Brian Burnett Digital Media Scholarship (2006), and the Foundation Mentorship Bursary (2006).

For more information, contact:

She Said Boom! Window Space