Noelle’s Mail Art to Richard Baudet, France.
Pat’s Colouring-in Mandalas.
Jenny and Tiger.
MAIL ART AND SMALL ZINES CALLOUT!
Closing date for entries 18th November, 2016.
The Mannagum Community House, Foster has launched a Mail Art Group, which will allow local professional, hobby artists and others to create works to post and exchange on international websites, galleries and in private collections. Contributors who do not wish to be identified can enter under pseudonyms.
We welcome all contributors to our first ‘callout’.
What is Mail Art?
Mail art is an artistic movement centred on decorating envelopes, cards or small scale works and sending them through the postal service in response to callouts. Local mail art can also be delivered by hand. Works can be any size up to A 4. There is no copyright, no costs and there are no returns. Works are displayed on websites, in galleries or in private collections and sometimes in books or in zine anthologies. The mail art movement developed out of the Fluxus movement in the 1950s and 60s and it has since grown into a global movement that aims to connect people of all ages and beliefs for the purpose sharing a variety of cultural views and experiences.
What are Zines?
Zines are self-published, single or small-circulation, booklets, papers, or brochures. Hand-made zines can be sent through the postal system or delivered by hand. Zines generally contain thoughts and ideas on topics not generally published by the mainstream media. Zines emerged from radical groups and individuals who felt the inability to express themselves through the usual publishing channels.
Mail art and zines are regarded as an expression of care, compassion and self-empowerment, please join us.
Entries to: Mannagum Community House, 33 Station Road. P.O. Box 176, Foster Victoria 3960.
Tel: 5682 1101. Fax 5682 1406. Email firstname.lastname@example.org