CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library

The CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library is a new permanent collection of local, national and international self published materials, residing in Christchurch, New Zealand.

It was born from the love of supporting artists and zine makers at our annual Christchurch Zinefest, and Zinefests around the country. In creating an accessible collection, we aim to provide a platform for anyone to showcase their Zines in an easy-going and informal environment, whilst keeping a detailed catalogue online for archival purposes. Zines are incredibly important, and a collection dedicated to promoting DIY culture and self publishing is crucial in any city, and especially cities that have faced hardships, are battling with diversity issues or are struggling with gentrification and keeping subcultures alive.

One of The Corner Store’s main aims is to support lo-fi and urban art within Christchurch, and to provide a platform for collective efforts by artists to be showcased. Because of this, The Corner Store are supporting the CHCH/Ōtautahi Zine Library, and through their partner with CoCA/Lux Espresso, will be launching the Zine Library as an exhibition in August of 2018. The Library collection will then move around other accessible arts and cultural spaces to ensure it can be enjoyed by all.

Organised by Jane Maloney of MK Press