Advertisement For Gerry's Fresh FoodsAdvertisement For Floor StyleAdvertisement For Arc CinemaAdvertisement For Smiths Of DroghedaAdvertisement For O'Reilly GlassAdvertisement For Fergus O'Dowd TD
Thursday, 25th June 2020

New Drogheda photo/art zine DRAG ACID available now

Front Page

Local art lovers have had a difficult few months with so many events, and of course the Drogheda Arts Festival, being cancelled due to the dreaded virus.

But, like an itch that must be scratched, the urge to create art will always be satisfied and local artists are beavering away on their various projects as best they can. 

One such project is DRAG ACID which is a new photo/art zine publication from the Drogheda based arts initiative ‘thirtythree-45' run by local artist Brian Hegarty. 

A 'zine' is defined as "a small circulation of self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images”. They first became popular during the 1950's but can be traced back to as early as the 1920's. 

Growing up around the punk/alternative music scene in the early 90's zine's were one of the (pre-internet) networks to cultivate and nurture alternative music and ideas. 

Inspired by this notion 'DRAG ACID' aims to produce and collaborate with artists outside of the gallery space. It’s an idea which now seems all the more poignant in the present climate where art spaces are closed or limited to public access. 

'In a world full of information overload the aim of this zine is to allow the images / audio to do the work. No explanation, no spelt out narrative, no artist cv’s. The aim is to allow the artist space to experiment while allowing the viewer to view, to have their own take on the work or to simply just look and listen'. 

Each zine in the series features up to 20 full colour images within a standard 7'' x 7'' template with an accompanying vinyl replica CDR of music / audio made exclusively for each project. They are available from  

Limited to 75 copies. 10 euro each excluding P & P

 7 x 7 inch with CDR in clear sleeve.

Cover printed 4/0 on 250g Gloss

Text printed 4/4 on 170g Gloss

Saddle Stitched

Made in Drogheda

Printed by Anglo Printers   

Issues 1 to 3 available now:

DRAG #1 Brian Hegarty - All as it seems

DRAG #2 Jason O Reilly – Still time left to destroy the memories

DRAG #3 Conor McMahon – A hunger blowing up from the wind

Coming soon

DRAG #4 Sarah La Puerta – Always check the mail

DRAG #5 Diarmuid Mac Diarmuda – A Fire in the sky

Get today's local news straight to your mobile. Download the Drogheda Life App now!

Get it on Google Play

Please support Drogheda Life 

Drogheda Life has brought you the local news every day since February 2012 with a special emphasis on the achievements of local individuals, community organisations and businesses.

If you appreciate what we are doing perhaps you would consider making a financial contribution to help us continue publishing?

Thank you!

Please support Drogheda Life by taking out a subscription

We are reaching out to Drogheda Life’s readers to seek their financial support so that we can continue delivering the local news every day and providing a platform for discussion of local topics.

As a Drogheda Life subscriber you will be supporting our efforts to bring you the local news on a daily basis and to provide a platform for discussion on local topics and issues of the day

Drogheda Life is here to support the people of the Drogheda area and to publicise their efforts within the community. Please fill in the form now. Thank you.

Donate Now
Advertisement For Gerry's Fresh Foods
Advertisement For Floor Style
Advertisement For Arc Cinema