S.P.A.M. Spreads #1

S.P.A.M. Spreads #1
Library Shelf Location ZINE-B/ZINE-S
Publication Date 2020

Most of the plans we all made for 2020 have been postponed, cancelled, adapted and reworked. S.P.A.M. Spreads is one of those. A reimagining of BALTIC’s annual Self-Publishing Artists’ Market, aka S.P.A.M.   

In printed form it continues to create a space where a vibrant community of artists, activists, illustrators and zine-makers can come together to exchange practice, share ideas and tell stories.           

The pages of S.P.A.M. Spreads were created in direct response to the major events of this year and the experience of living through them.       

Cover and design by Okocha Obasi.
Pages selected from an open call by Sarah Bouttell, BALTIC Producer (Documentation, Library & Archive) artist Okocha Obasi and Katharine Welsh, BALTIC Curator.

Featuring work by:
Muna Aghamelu / Kirsti Beautyman / Bob Bicknell-Knight / Morgan Black / Grace Denton / The Disposable Museum Collective / Theresa Easton & Sheree Mack / Foundation Press in collaboration with The Comfrey Project / Ellen Grant / Ana Hine & Genevieve Bertagnolli / Sam Hutchinson / Beata Key in collaboration with Phil Key / Katharine MacDaid / Will Machine / Lauren Matthews / Rosa-Maria Nuutinen / Okocha Obasi / Oscillating Brow / Kate Osmond / Sarah Parker / Andro Semeiko / Helen Shaddock / Shy Bairns / Melody Sproates / Cherry Styles / Holly Eliza Temple / Joe Williams / Simone Yasmin / 

Melody Sproates, Shy Bairns and Foundation Press in collaboration with The Comfrey Project were all commissioned to deliver physical events which have been adapted into pages for S.P.A.M. Spreads.

Editors Sarah Bouttell, Katharine Welsh, Okocha Obasi
Formats Zine, Digital Zine
Publisher BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Related Artists Muna Aghamelu, Kirsti Beautyman, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Morgan Black, Grace Denton, The Disposable Museum Collective, Theresa Easton & Sheree Mack, Foundation Press, Ellen Grant, Ana Hine & Genevieve Bertagnolli, Sam Hutchinson, Beata Key in collaboration with Phil Key, Katharine MacDaid, Will Machine, Lauren Matthews, Rosa-Maria Nuutinen, Okocha Obasi, Oscillating Brow, Kate Osmond, Sarah Parker, Andro Semeiko, Helen Shaddock, Shy Bairns (Izzy Kroese, George Gibson, Erin Blamire and Eleanor Haswell), Melody Sproates, Cherry Styles, Holly Eliza Temple, Joe Williams, Simone Yasmin
Category Zine Collection (by appointment)
Keywords COVID-19 Pandemic, Lockdown, climate change, Climate emergency, Protest, Activism, Isolation, Black Lives Matter, anti-racism, Queer culture, Self-publishing, open submission
Related Event BALTIC Self-Publishing Artists' Market (cancelled in 2020)

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