TOABF Workshops

ZIPE: Zine Production and Exchange Program
July 5 - 31

ZIPE is a free Zine Production and Exchange Program for youth and young adults (13-29) who identify or ally with 2SLGBTQIAP, disabled or POC communities. The artist salons and workshops led by local artists who also self-id as a member of the above communities. ZIPE is a bi-weekly month-long artists’ book and zine making camp offered by Paperhouse Outreach Collective in partnership with SKETCH Working Arts and Toronto Art Book Fair. ZIPE fosters a wide range of skills for self expression: printmaking, image editing, digital processing, bookbinding, narrative building, and storyboarding. For more information on ZIPE, please contact: Paperhouse Outreach Collective

On Friday, July 6 | 6PM, ZIPE will be hosting a public panel at Chinatown Centre entitled Mapping Territories: Practicing With(/in) Communities featuring Maanii Oakes, sab meynert, Steven Beckly and moderated by Henry Heng Lu

How does an artistic practitioner navigate their relationship with the community which they position themselves within and respond to? How are notions of advocacy, kinship, resistance, and trauma expressed through varied figurations of image and text? In this panel, the three artists who are committed to either working across print media or creating works on paper cogitate the intersection of contemporary art practice and community roots that is situated in the ever-changing political and cultural landscapes of our time.

ZIPE 2018 is funded by Toronto Arts Council and Community One Foundation, with support from Art Metropole, Zine Dream, and Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

Emerging Art Writers Workshop instructed by Merve Ünsal 
Saturday, July 7 | 12-3PM and Sunday, July 8 | 12-3PM

The Emerging Art Writers Workshop provides students, arts professionals and art writing enthusiasts with mentorship with an established art writer. The two-day hands-on workshop culminates into a publication entitled Pink& Green that includes participants’ experimental written works along with photographs of artworks chosen for discussion. The publication is then distributed and utilized as a learning tool or reference material. Free to participate but space is limited and participants must commit to both days of the workshop. To reserve your spot, please contact: Toronto Art Book Fair  

Merve Ünsal is a visual artist based in Istanbul. In her work, she employs text and photography, extending both beyond their form. Ünsal holds a MFA in Photography and Related Media from Parsons The New School of Design and a BA in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. Ünsal is the founding editor of the artist-driven online publishing initiative, founded in 2011.