Atlas Arts




The Skye Zine Library Launch

Zines in The Skye Zine Library

29 June – 19 July 2020

Across Skye and Lochalsh

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ATLAS is delighted to launch The Skye Zine Library – a new communal zine project. From Monday 29 June, resources and materials are available at distribution points across Skye and Lochalsh that will help build a new island-wide library of zines and mini publications made by locals. 

What is a zine? Zines are non-commercial, independent publications that can be made by anyone. Often using DIY methods, many zines start by creating a handmade design which is then photocopied and shared with others.

The Skye Zine Library aims to distribute information quickly and independently – connecting and mapping the ideas of individuals, collectives and activists in our locale.

We’re excited to be launching the project with Balmacara based artist Isabel McLeish as part of Engage Children’s Art Week, inviting children and families to explore and reimagine the theme of The Natural World.

To help you get started Isabel’s Zine templates have been shared across Skye and Lochalsh. Isabel has also put together tutorials, templates and further ideas for making your publication:

As the animal I imagine template here.

Nature pocket book template here.

Map folding blank template here.

Map folding nature patterns here.

Visit The Skye Zine Library for a location map, further information and resources. Keep your eyes out round the island for our #SkyeZineLibrary