For two days in May, the UQ Art Museum will becoming a bustling zine fair, showcasing small books, independent publishers, comics and more. If it's new reading material that you want — and if you're keen to chat to local artists and writers while you browse and buy — you'll find it here, as well as a treasure trove of secondhand materials.
More than that, Not of this Earth: The Smithson Exhibition Zine, Secondhand, Artist and Comic Book Fair will also teach you how to make your own publications, with a free, drop-in mini zine workshop taking place each day. The doors open at 10am on May 12 and 13, with classes held from 11am to 1pm.
And, as the fair's name indicates, there's more than just printed tomes to cast your eyes over. The fair runs alongside UQ Art Museum's current exhibition, Robert Smithson: Time Crystals, with the late, great American artist's sculptures, photographs, films, drawings and texts on display throughout the gallery.