Weird & Proud pin badge button is 38mm (1.5inches) in size and designed and hand made by Steven Fraser
I will be in Leeds on 1 February 2020 for my first Zine Fest of the year.
Weirdo Zine Fest London was cancelled last year so I am glad that I am taking part in the Leeds version! Zines and badges will be on sale. The event takes place at Leeds Central Library from 12pm – 4pm. Info below
Leeds Central Library
Soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind at Dundee Rep the show was presented in a shopping centre in Paisley. This location was different and due to miscommunication from the venue the work was presented over a shorter period of time. The set up made me think about myself in the performance space and from now on I will present 100% of the time in all productions. For this show I was absent and I feel that a human who understands the work needs to be there permanently. The shopping centre was an interesting way to present the show. People looked curiously into the window, but few people engaged with the interactive element of the show.
Video from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019
Images from Out of Place Festival Paisley – May 2019
I will be taking part in the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival 2019. Some new zines and comics will be for sale. The even is part of Book Weeks Scotland and takes place on Sunday 24 November 2019 at the venue below. It’s on from 12pm – 5pm.
Out of the Blue Drill Hall
36 Dalmeny St,
Back in May 2019 I took part in the Rep Stripped Festival in Dundee. The event was in the Dundee Rep Theatre and I presented Letter We Leave Behind in the workshop room.
The production made me think about the use of space and how existing locations make an impact on the way I present my work. The Rep Stripped Festival was several months ago and soon after I presented Letters We Leave Behind in Paisley. This was in a totally different location and I will present videos, images and thoughts on this later.
I think Private Plays in the future will be different. More minimal. Smaller. Intimate and alive.
Video from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019
Images from Rep Stripped – Dundee Rep – May 2019
I will be selling zines and comics at the Ghost Comics Festival at The Art School in Glasgow.
The festival is on 26 October 2019 from 12 – 5pm. Info on the festival here.
The Art School
20 Scott Street,
I have a new zine for sale!
Misremembering Sarah Kane Through My Own Suicide Attempts is a comic book zine about my own experiences with mental health, suicide and self harm. The zine features text, essays and comics. It is an abstract retelling of how I confuse my memories with my experiences of watching and reading plays by the cult 1990’s playwright Sarah Kane. I use comic books as a means to discuss being a suicide survivor and how this can affect memory and personal experiences.
Sarah Kane (3 February 1971 – 20 February 1999) was an English playwright who is known for her plays that deal with themes of redemptive love, sexual desire, pain, torture—both physical and psychological—and death.
The zine is –
You can buy the zine here –