FLOURISH Festival will be hosting a zine & print expo in collaboration with sad dog zine on saturday april 23rd in the fredericton arts building (384 queen street) from 12pm-4pm.
we will also be hosting a night market at the capital complex in the phoenix on friday april 22nd from 9pm-12am. see below for our wonderful participants and check back for more additions!
I am a drawer, embroiderer, printmaker, and writer from Georgetown, ON. I acquired by BFA from Mount Allison University in 2015 and continue to live in Sackville, NB. I make a range of small, handmade, printed things, including zines, posters, and paper dolls, many of which I give away through non-financial postal trades as a part of my international mail exchange project.
The Bessie-Anne Tea Room - I am just beginning to learn tea leaf reading, a tradition that's been passed down four generations. This project is named after the tea room my aunts had owned/run in their home and the prints are inspired by their garden.
Little Cat's Bazaar
Named after a Matthew Arnold poem, Mermaid Boyfriend features many Romantic ideals such as a love of nature, being overemotional, and a slight obsession with the supernatural. So one can expect natural dyes, sentimental cross stitches, and lots of spooky images knit into cloth or silk screened on underwear. Mel McMichael is apparently a huge nerd, and her textile practice is very diverse since she cannot decide if she wants to knit, weave, dye, or print.
Rachel M Thornton
Rachel M Thornton is an emerging artist and curator currently residing in Sackville NB. Her practice explores themes of mythology, magic and the retelling of stories connected to place over changing media. She works in textiles, printmaking, zines and drawing.
I make hand-embroidered patches and clothing items under the name No Good Needlework. My work combines traditional technique with vibrant, graphic, and playful design. The huge range of items, from provincial patches to puppy panties, are reasonably priced, super wearable statement pieces that make great gifts for yourself or your pals.
The Rules is an improv writing podcast where we workshop, write, and perform stories all while following a set of rules. Using a similar premise, we are creating a zine with three original stories based on a set of rules. We will also have stickers and a writing prompt jar!
Born near a great lake in Ontario, and raised on the side of a mountain in the Pacific Northwest, sophia bartholomew has based her practice along a wooded river valley in New Brunswick since graduating with her BFA in 2012. Her projects cycle through physical layers, membranes, endurance, protection, genuine care, absurdity, and exhaustion.