‘Perceptions’ exhibition celebrates Saskatoon’s queer DIY publishing history at Canzine

Canzine Saskatoon show connects Perceptions mag to LGBTQ2S+ zine culture

In partnership with the Neil Richards Special Collection at the USask, Canzine Saskatoon is excited to announce that we will be offering a special exhibition in celebration of Perceptions, Canada’s longest running LGBT print publication!

Founded by Gens Hellquist in Saskatoon in 1983, Perceptions was a resource to LGBTQ+ communities in the Prairies and beyond for 30 years. We’re taking the opportunity of the first ever Canzine Saskatoon to celebrate SK’s unique place in queer self-publishing history. The show will include early and recent original editions of Perceptions, reproductions available for public perusal, and a smattering of letters, posters, process work and other ephemera.

Pop-Up LGBTQ2S+ Zine Library at Canzine Saskatoon

In addition to sharing these unique and exciting pieces from the archives, the exhibition at Canzine will also feature a Pop-Up LGBTQ2S+ Zine Library.

Visitors will be able to peruse more than 100 vintage and modern zines by queer, trans, and two-spirit creators, including some rare seminal Canadian publications.

Canzine is Canada’s roving zine fair, celebrating zines, comics, self-publishing and DIY. Canzine has mounted recurring and pop-up festivals in such cities as Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Halifax.

We are delighted to bring Canzine to Saskatoon on November 23rd at Frances Morrison Central Library from 11am-5:30pm

Questions, ideas, and media inquiries to Jonathan Valelly, [email protected].