Ama-Zine Adventures in Remaking History
Make Zines to remake Melbourne's LGBTQI+ history.
Come along to the PMI Victorian History Library (PMI) and learn about queer history in Melbourne from the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA). Bring your own ephemera and/or photos, and stay to make zines with stories, inspiration and assistance from staff, volunteers and collections of ALGA and the PMI.
You will be able to donate copies of your zine to both the ALGA and PMI collections, and be part of remaking history in Melbourne. No prior zine making experience is necessary.
“...As the ultimate form of lo-fi mass communication and image dissemination, zines are truly anti-establishment and creative expression by the people for the people...The Australian zine culture is a vital community of contemporary, creative energies, actively reshaping Australian visual culture from its grassroots.” Eloise Peace, The Sticky Institute.
ALGA has been collecting our Australian LGBTIQ+ histories for over 40 years. It’s a fabulous achievement for a small, predominantly volunteer run, community archives who continue to animate shared LGBTIQ+ histories through exhibitions, publications, history walks, conferences, collaborations, research access and beyond.
Established in 1854, the Prahran Mechanics’ Institute is a community owned and run library specialising in the history of Victoria, Australia. With more than 30,000 books for loan and a professional information service for our members, we provide a central resource for research into the history of Victoria. In addition to our lending and reference library, we organise educational activities including lectures, seminars and competitions to encourage and facilitate the study of history.