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Zine Fun-damentals


Zines have a history of being subversive explosions of self-expression and freedom of speech. Don't let the teens and young adults in your life miss out on this fantastic workshop!

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“Every time we pick up a pen, or an instrument, or get anything done, we are creating the revolution." 

Riot Grrrl zine, 1991


Snip, stick, print!

With a history in counterculture, punk, and the Riot Grrrl scene, zines are an incredible and inexpensive way to share art, writing and drawings without having to get anyone's approval. Whether you're a total newbie, or you've been publishing your own newspaper since you could write, this hands-on workshop has something for everyone. 

Led by Kim Siew, the wonderful artist behind this year's All About Women illustrations, you'll learn common zine formats, how to use collage and stamps to make images, fun ways to experiment with text (on a typewriter!), and tips for copying and printing. You'll also get info on collaboration, and how to connect with a zine community. What are you waiting for? Express yourself!

More about...

Kim Siew is a freelance illustrator and artist living in Sydney, Australia and is responsible for the All About Women 2021 brilliant illustrations. She paints murals and pictures that are usually full of quirky, playful characters, hoping to bring a little smile to your day.

A lover of stationary and craft, she also teaches workshops in storytelling, using techniques such as zine making, puppet making and book binding, with a strong emphasis on sustainable practices.

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Venue Information

Our venues are currently operating at reduced capacity (75%) with a minimum of one empty seat between groups along a row.

Tickets for All About Women are being sold in a single seat chequerboard pattern with every other seat remaining vacant. At all times, we will do our best to support your needs, but please bear in mind that this will be subject to the restrictions in place at that time.

Please help us to maintain safety by wearing your mask at all times inside the venue, remaining in your allocated seat and facing the stage. Please be aware that guests seated in your row may need to walk past you to get to their seat.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars, and should be consumed while seated in specific foyer spaces to maintain physical distancing. Drinks purchased at our theatre bars can also be taken into venues for most performances. Please note that unless advised otherwise, theatre bars will not be open during intervals. Drinking water is available at all times.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Wilson car park is open and available to use. Wilson Parking is currently offering a $10 discounted rate if you book ahead, please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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