“Quaranzine was borne out of our love of making things together and with friends. After the lockdown was called, we became unable to meet together, and with others, to make art – the very thing that keeps us going in our often disillusioning and dilapidating post-capitalist world. With our lack of face-to-face connection, and dwindling collage supplies, we decided that making a zine to celebrate our friends’ art was a way to take our minds off the dread. We have always hung on to the mantra that if you make art with your friends, everything will be okay.” Mankyy & mother marx
Quaranzine features over 30 contributors from around Ireland working across mediums and disciplines, from poetry to illustration to music and more, all under the theme of connection. Through this compilation, the curators hope to bridge the gap that has been forced between us all in the lockdown. They hope that the project will provide a space for connection and inspiration for the unknown road ahead, and give us all something small to hold on to when it is needed most. Ormston House is proud to sponsor Quaranzine and will stock digital and physical copies at the Feminist Supermarket.
Contributors include Aisling McCallion, Éilis Mahon, Cian McGuirk, Eva Griffin, scenes, Danielle Jackson, Sam Mullan-Galvin, numbertheory, Kels Fitzgerald, Ifeoma Nnewuihe, Cormac Walsh, NITS & Jinx Lennon, Mike McGrath-Bryan, Ellen Dillon, Eamon Ivri, mankyy, Laura O’Loughlin, mother marx, scrbl crypt (spek fik), nrthrd, Gavin DaVinci, Jessica Ryan, Jack O’Donnell, Jack Brolly, Thérèse Tynan, Kelly Doherty, Becks Coad, Gavin Lawless, Rachael Drennan, Aoife O’Toole (DJ egg), Kevin Moyles, Paul Williams and John Ahern.
You can download Quaranzine here.
To order a physical copy, please make a donation to MASI via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org (suggested donation €7), then email a screenshot of your donation to email@example.com along with your postal address.
InformationQuaranzine is a collection of work from inside the lockdown curated by Mankyy & mother marx. It is free to access and proceeds from the forthcoming print issue will be donated to MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland). You can support MASI here.
Image: detail by nrthrd, courtesy of the artist.
The Feminist Supermarket is a participatory arts project in Ormston House supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and County Council.