CRAP* workshop with Amsterdam artist Maia Matches
May 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Maia Matches was born and raised in Toronto, presently conjuring up comix in Amsterdam. She studied Fine Arts and Sculpture at the Academy of Arts and Design, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where she initiated her first DIY comix zine: Crap* in 2002. Crap* still circulates beneath the Amsterdam canals (stuck between an abandoned bicycle and some beer cans) and has since taken new forms of life, most recently the newsprint KAK, written and published in Cape Town, 2011. Maia’s handmade books and prints have been exhibited worldwide, including StripTurnhout Belguim, Ficomic Barcelona and most recently at Greatmore Studios in Cape Town. Her most ambitious project involves the research of her South African grandfather, Bill Hart, of whom she will write the biography in comic form.
Join her for the making of a brand-spanking-new issue of CRAP*zine on July 3 & 5 in the Ntsikana Gallery!