Proudly sponsored by Agnes Bookbinder, Adam Bernier & Chris Mahan.
About the Artist:
Zee Southcombe is an author/illustrator, book artist, and maker of zines who works from her home studio in East Otago – where river, sea, and farmland meet. She’s published a children’s fantasy series, anthologies & creative non-fiction, colouring books, and a variety of zines.
Zee’s work now focuses on mixed media projects including handmade journals and sculptural illustration, blurring the line between art and craft; author and artist, and is deeply inspired by the beautiful world around her. When not playing in her studio, Zee can be found outside in the garden, or enjoying a quiet cup of tea.
About Life In Analogue: Harking back to pre-digital days, Life In Analogue is all about not-so-lost arts such as book binding, letter writing, paper art, and old ways of living. Vintage, natural, and upcycled materials are often incorporated, bringing a new voice and uniqueness to each piece. The handmade quality is a part of both the process and the product, and reconnecting with nature is a core value.
- Upcycling ‘waste’ materials into my work, such as books about to be pulped, clothes beyond repair, used gift wrapping, soft plastics, and packaging.
- Using recycled paper when printing cards, books, and zines.
- Re-using non-recyclable packaging, such as bubble wrap and soft plastic.
- Composting paper scraps in our home compost.
- Replacing conventional materials (e.g. acrylic paint) with those made from natural ingredients when possible.
- Donating towards Forest & Bird.
Hamilton Zinefest: Guest speaker, May 2018
Lexicon, 38th Annual SFF Convention: GeekCraft panelist, June 2017
Lexicon, 38th Annual SFF Convention: Out of the Background panelist, June 2017
Booksellers NZ Conference: Self-publishing panelist, 2016
Books As Art Exhibition: Highly Commended “Into The Woods” June 2018
Lexicon, 38th Annual SSF Convention, Art Competition: Second place, June 2016
Sir Julius Vogel Awards: Finalist “The Caretaker of Imagination” June 2016
Sir Julius Vogel Awards: Finalist “Lucy’s Story: The End of the World” June 2016