I forgot to post about this however long ago it was. But when the first printing of vaein zine #2 came out it received a really good review and I did a few interviews about it! At the time I was feeling like I should be retreating from talking about my work and being proud about it - that I should learn more about letting the work speak for itself unless I was explicitly asked. Now I know that’s just an attitude of my social environment and the constraints people have placed on me as well as things I have internalised about being queer. There’s no more shame and no more hyper-humility going on here. I put a lot of work into this. It was, perhaps, one of the most comprehensive zines or publications in general that focused on LGBT people and their art/work in South Australia, ever. I am being ballsy by showcasing both my work and my friends work so vulnerably to the world. I needed this to keep me focused and busy during a dark time.
I will do another pressing…and issue 3 is in the works.
I refuse to apologise for myself and for the amazing people I know that face discrimination everyday and that feel unwanted in creative spaces. I am allowing myself to be proud of even the small things we all achieve in capitalist heteropatriarchy : ) goodbye.
The review is on the fivethousand: http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/read/vaein-zine-issue-2
and you can read my two interviews here:
if you are inclined to support a non-existent scene in Adelaide and those still struggling to find a voice despite the crushing weight of expectation and derision, spread this around as much as you can.
(also all my love to my best friends and sisters coolgirlwithcoolblog and bitchfriction, who are credited here as co-editors for their superb support and creative insight throughout this whole thing. It was valuable! It was life affirming! Go awff!!)
Photography: Mariah Anzil
Make-up: Yassmin Abdo
Hair: Debbie Grammatopoulous
Stylist and creative director: Natasha Kendal-Eve and Jonno Revanche
My piece as part of the @midnightsnackcommittee + #vaeinzine collaboration // Angela Schilling shot by me, printed on to fabric and embroidered over. Make sure you grab a copy of the zine! #embroidery #crafttalk #adelaide
I recently photographed Nicole Goodes and Jack Ware for the Vaein - Photographers Edition. I have put up all of the photos from the shoot.
😘 available on Monday. Sorry for the wait 😔 Printing was rough so it’ll probably be $20 so I can get funds to print a bunch more. I know it’s more than your regular zine but it’s four times as big and there’s obviously no ads. 😇
Vaein is proud to announce the cover star for Issue #2 is our main girl ANGELA SCHILLING from Swimming.
The cover and accompanying 10 page editorial was shot and created by the girls of Midnight Snack Committee (Phebe Rendulic, Chloe McGregor, Andre Ann Bautista, Jessie Brakenbridge and Emma Sara Darbyshire.) Interview conducted by Stef Van Gerven. Issue 2 is primarily photographic, and any words are connected to the image in a form of symbiosis. It’ll be just over $10 so come and pick one up at Salad Days Inc. tomorrow night when we release it.
We’re so excited and we just can’t hide it. We’re about to lose control….and we think we like it!
That’s the line we’d be using if we were basic as fuck, but because it’s funny, it’s staying there.
There’s nothing more to say: VAEIN number #2, the reason our website has stayed mysteriously inactive for the last month (sorry) is coming out THIS THURSDAY. It’ll be just over $10, the regular entry fee for your regular club, show or function, except you don’t lose your patience, your dignity or your time: you just get a rad as fuck zine. Included within the pages are some of Adelaide’s most prolific and talented photographers, many of them spanning the world of LGBT. The zine encourages an open mind and an open heart towards those in situations of disenchantment and seeks to give praise to these talented people who are often neglected because of their sexuality or gender.
The cover and main editorial was handled by none other than Midnight Snack Committee, an all-girl based artist collective and genius group here in Adelaide consisting of Phebe Rendulic, Chloe McGregor, Jessie brakenbridge, Andre Ann Bautista and Emma Sara Darbyshire.
It doesn’t stop there folks, the going just gets better and better: It also includes editorials and interviews with musicians like Post Paint, Jessica Says, and a secret guest who is also going to be on the cover, which we will announce…
Do you hate fanfarey shit like this? because I do but I’m just obnoxious enough to do it myself. Salad Days Inc. Adelaide. Gilbert Street. Thursday the 17th. Bring spare change. It’s going to be a PARTY with music and fun times and NIGHT CALL (jenna side and cassie egan) are DJ’ing. I promise it’ll be good.
The dress code is “blue is the warmest colour.”