The Showroom

Editorial Tables: Zine-making & Riso printing sessions

Saturday 4 February
Saturday 18 February
Saturday 11 March


For ages 16+

Workshop handout

These workshops invited participants to gather round Editorial Tables for zine-making & Risograph printing sessions.

Participants explored drawing, collage and simple zine-binding techniques as experimental means of making; and tried out DIY processes of using the Risograph printer and photocopier to make their own zines, prints or booklets in response to the exhibition.

Led by The Showroom team members on alternate Saturdays throughout the exhibition.


In the lead-up to Editorial Tables, the contributors and curators of the exhibition convened online for a series of discussions to explore connections and correlations between the materials and practices being brought together towards the show and public programme.

As each editorial table has taken shape, the exhibition space has become a lively terrain through which publics are now invited to orientate themselves, in non-linear ways.

These Saturday sessions drew on principles of reciprocity and hospitality; sharing tools, methods and processes for making zines on the in-house Riso printer at The Showroom, to map materials in the exhibition in situated, subjective ways that corresponded with each participant’s interests.

Image: Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities zine-making workshop led by co-curators Yvonne Billimore, Lily Hall and Jussi Koitela; with Tommy Brentnall guiding the Riso printing process. Thursday 26 January 2023. Photo: The Showroom.


Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities is a collaborative project between The Showroom and Frame Contemporary Art Finland, with the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland.

Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023 is part of the EU-funded project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions. The Finnish Academic and Cultural Institutes’ commissioning programme Together Again is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation.

The Showroom is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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