Arts Council Evaluation Report Grrrl Zin

Grrrl Zine Fair is made up of live events, zine workshops, Grrrl In Print zine and a feminist zine library. It platforms women, transgender and non-binary artists. Zine making through Grrrl is presented as an adaptable way of making objects and literature outside of academic or capitalist endeavours. It is a way of elevating craft labour and democratised production in a context which is accessible to communities outside of the insular art world. Many of the zine workshops are with young women and queer people and focuses on building a culture which reflects them.

Lu Williams creates cross disciplinary artworks, events and printed matter with a focus on do-it-yourself culture, process, social practice, activism, intersectional feminism and class. For the last three years, Lu Williams has been creating, self-publishing, platforming and archiving zines as Grrrl Zine Fair through live events, zine workshops, Grrrl In Print zine and a LGBTQIA+ feminist library- the Grrrl Zine Library; which now resides at The Old Waterworks arts space. 

Pop up events and workshops have included a Friday Late at the V&A with the Grrrl Zine Library alongside a zine workshop, a takeover of BFI foyer for Women With A Movie Camera, a collaboration with Womens Prize for Fiction where we worked with 60 teenage girls to make zines; commissioned zine design for Essex Book Festival, Scottee & Friends and Bow Arts, a feminist zine exhibition in Beijing, China for Art Book In China and line up curation for Village Green Festival, as well as live stream workshops for Beavertown Brewery and Facebook's Analog Lab. If you'd like to work with us, please email