The cover of the new zine DRAG ACID features an image by Brian Hegarty.
Another Brian Hegarty image
An image by Jason O'Reilly.
Another Jason O'Reilly image
An image by Conor McMahon
Also by Conor McMahon
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.
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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 https://dragacid.bandcamp.com/
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
Made in Drogheda
Printed by Anglo Printers
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
DRAG #4 Sarah La Puerta – Always check the mail
DRAG #5 Diarmuid Mac Diarmuda – A Fire in the sky
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