Redeye's Snapshots are a series of skill sharing workshops, offering quick introductions to new creative ideas and techniques.

Join us for the first Snapshot event on Wednesday 10th June with artist collective Shy Bairns. We will be making zines, simple self-published books with a historically used to celebrate fandom and for grassroots activism.

Shy Bairns will take you through the process of putting together a zine making use of any materials that you might already have at home. Whether you’re new to bookbinding or you’ve worked with artist books before, all are welcome to have a go at making a lockdown zine.


Shy Bairns are an artist collective interested in the intersections of contemporary art and bookmaking, and the activation of projects within that space. Their practice aims to create more of a conversation between artist/curator, exhibition/artwork, and viewer/reader. Print runs through the core of the practice, utilising zines, print workshops and installations to create collaborative works. They are interested in ideas of identity, community, popular culture, and interactivity, with projects ranging from exhibitions about fan culture (Fanspeak at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, 2019), to contemplating artist development within collectives (Jerwood Arts, London, 2019).

Shy Bairns is the collaborative practice of Izzy Kroese, Erin Blamire, Eleanor Haswell and George Gibson, who have worked together since 2016.


Who is it for?

This event is free and open to all. Recommended for anyone who wants to have a go at making a zine whatever your level of experience.


Wednesday 10th June 2020, 6pm – 6:30pm. This event will be recorded and published, so if you can’t make it along on Wednesday evening you’ll be able to catch up.


Online! Booking will close on Wednesday 10th June at 4pm and we will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. This event will take place over Zoom.


Please register for free by 4pm on Wednesday 10th June to receive your invitation to the meeting. You only need to register if you want to join the Zoom and watch live.


Image © Shy Bairns.

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