Zines of the Zone – Travelling Exhibition

Zines of the Zone is a travelling library of independent and self-published printed works containing, and relating to, photography. It’s going everywhere from Barcelona to Athens, and will be exhibiting the pieces it’s collected at special events in every city it visits.

Find out more about their project

We were very happy to hear about this fantastic project, and to donate a copy of our mermaid anthology ‘Lines Underwater’ for inclusion in the travelling library and exhibition.

Zines of the Zone logo

Zines of the Zone logo

Here on our website, you can read about some of the photography in our anthology, which ranges from a semi-animate bench and a romantic turtle to a mermaid’s-eye view with an underwater camera and a wiry siren (seen here in its fleshless glory), as well as lots of photographs by Kirsten Tambling. You can also take a look at some of the other artwork involved in our project.

And make sure to try and catch us at Zines of the Zone when it comes to a city near you. If you’d like to buy a copy of the anthology for yourself, it’s only £10 + p&p.


Exhibition at the Undercurrents Gallery now open

Thanks to everyone who came to our launch event at The Bird’s Nest on Friday 4 October. We are now open and on display in the Undercurrents Gallery, Deptford, until 30 October, so do pop by (there are also some events planned at the gallery as part of the exhibition).

Here are some photos from the installation:


Maritime Urban Legends: Residency at the Undercurrents Gallery, Deptford

Don’t miss our residency at the Undercurrents Gallery, Deptford from next Friday, 4 October 2013!

We’ll be collaborating with the Minesweeper Collective (who hosted our launch event on the 14th) to offer a programme of events around the theme of maritime urban legends.
Lots still to come, but the following have all been confirmed:

Friday 4 October

Exhibition opens.

Launch event hosted by the Minesweeper Collective, featuring live music and poetry.

Wednesday 16 October

Open mic session, including Luciana Francis, Oswaldo Santos, and Jan Lee

Wednesday 23 October

Open mic session including Andrew Souter and Tony Winn

Sunday 27 October

Mer-zine and craft fair in the Undercurrents Gallery – line up TBC (email poemsunderwater @t gmail.com if you’re interested in selling your own work)

Wednesday 30 October

Open mic session including Charlotte Higgins

Thursday 31 October

Last night of the exhibition! Live sea shanties from 7pm till 1am.

Each event will also include an opportunity to buy our anthology ‘Lines Underwater’.

If you’ve got your own mermaid stories to tell or mermaid-themed music to play, we’ve got slots available throughout the month – get in touch to tell us your idea.

To stay up to date, you can also join the event on Facebook.


Poems Underwater – Launch event in Deptford

Poems Underwater set sail last night on board a boat in Deptford (courtesy of the brilliant Minesweeper Collective).

We launched our new anthology, Lines Underwater, exhibited some of the artworks made as part of the project, and heard readings from some of the poets and writers involved. Musicians Tony Winn, Andrew Souter, Luciana Francis and Sara Eliot performed sets, and we had a splendid mermaid cake (you may remember the original one) courtesy of Alice Saville (RaddingtonB).

Here are some photos from the night…

Thank you so much to everyone who came along, performed and helped make it such a great night.

If you missed it, you can see the artworks from this exhibition, along with a few extra, at the Undercurrents Gallery, Deptford, from 4 October – 1 November 2013. We’ll also be publishing details of events running alongside this in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.


Residency at The Undercurrents Gallery, Deptford

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be exhibited selected artworks from the project at Deptford’s Undercurrents Gallery from Friday 4 October 2013 until the end of the month.

As part of this project, we’ll also be holding a few open mic nights and some other mermaid-themed events, so stay tuned for more information coming soon…