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  • We are Studio Jamming

    Yuck ‘n Yum are delighted to announce our participation in the 12-Hour Studio Jamming Symposium! This will happen on Friday 25 July from 11am to 11pm at Duncan of Jordanstone’s Cooper Gallery in Dundee.

    We’ll make a presentation, hand out free stuff and generally present, reflect upon and elaborate the possibilities and histories embedded in artists’ collaborations. We’re taking the stage about 22:20, so please be there, won’t you?

    It’s free and open to everyone, so if you’d like to attend please RSVP to exhibitions@dundee.ac.uk.

    The winners of Zine Idol are CC


    We are delighted to announce that the winners of Zine Idol are The Collage Collective!

    The Aberdeen based collective received £500 seed money plus all of our support and guidance to fund their zine production.

    On Saturday 8th February Zine Idol took place at the Hannah Maclure Centre’s  Micro Cinema in Dundee. Zinesters from across Scotland made their pitch to our select panel, who somehow had to decide on a winner out of all the worthy presentations.

    In attendance were CC, Barnum’s Baby, Plastik Zine, ST-ART Magazine and Anti-Zine. All participants were able to make new connections, dialogues and friendships through the event.  CC is made up of artists, writers, musicians and designers and have already been beavering away to bring you their first call out



    The Uncanny was term appointed by Freud to denote the schism and dichotomous relationship between things which seem familiar yet simultaneously foreign. The concept alludes not just to an object, person or place(s) apparent meaning and reason but also its implicit meaning.

    “KEN” derived from the Old English “ken” (knowing or to know) holds an independent resonance within Scotland, still used frequently linguistically e.g. “Y’ken” – “Aye I ken”.


    — Works in any media that responds to the afore-
    mentioned theme. We are looking for submissions from;

    artists, designers, writers and performers.

    We ask that works are sent digitally as jpegs or rtf/word

    docs for text formats. Files should be a max of 2mb.

    Please consider when submitting images the final zine will be produced in B&W and in A5 format. If your work requires two pages please state this when submitting and we will take it into consideration.

    Email submissions to thecollagecollective @ gmail.com

    Include the following: //NAME: | COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: | TITLE OF WORK: | MEDIA: | DIMENSIONS: //

    // FINALLY

    Even if your submission is unsuitable for this issue of “THE CC PRESENTS:” we shall keep details of both you and your works in a form of archive in case your works seems more suited to a future issue.

    For more information about CC please visit their tumblr.

    Yuck ‘n Yum is massively thankful to all who took part we wish you all good luck in your future endeavours.  We’d also like to say a special thanks to Clare Brennan and her team at The Hannah Maclure Centre, Abertay University, Dundee for supporting the project.

    Photo: The CC team with the judging panel

    Winter Launch pics

    Happy new year, dedicated Yuck ‘n Yum fans. In December, we held the launch for our last ever issue of Yuck ‘n Yum zine. Here’s some of the mayhem – featuring The Hugs, The Members, and VIP cover artist Cos Ahmet.

    That’s the last launch of our zine (Yuck ‘n Yum continues as a collective), but the next launch could be for a zine of your own creation. Check out our Zine Idol site for details on how to pitch a brand new zine which we’ll support you in making and publishing.

    Zine Idol

    Hello and welcome to 2014, here at YNY HQ we are very excited about the new direction we will be taking in the coming year and will announce future projects in due course.  In the meantime we’d thought we’d remind you about our Zine Idol opportunity - deadline 1st of February 2014.

    To celebrate new beginnings we are offering the support, guidance, and £500 of seed money to bring your own self-published zine venture to fruition. We are asking for groups of at least three or more people to write a proposal of how you envisage your zine. Yuck ’n Yum was a quarterly, black and white, 25 page, A5 zine with no theme – but you could pitch anything: a monthly two-page zine with a different theme each month, a full colour artists annual, or a zine full of exhibition reviews. Its entirely up to you, but we are particuarly interested in fresh, innovative ideas.

    Interested? For full details of the project and our terms and conditions please go to  http://zineidol.yucknyum.com/

    This project is made possible by our funders the Hannah Maclure Centre.

    Winter Issue Launch

    On Saturday December 14th be sure you’re at the Hannah Maclure Centre from 7pm. Because that’s when Yuck ‘n Yum will launch its LAST EVER issue, and you really don’t want to miss it!

    There’ll be all the usual goodness you’ve come to expect from our launches: food, drink, music and zines of course come as standard. But as this time is extra special, we’re inviting back some of our illustrious guests who’ve thrilled the zinester crowds through the ages. You can relive those special moments with Yuck ‘n Yum and as always, the final issue will be available to take home for free! We can also promise a few super special Christmassy surprises to say thank you for being such a lovely audience over the years. Yuck ‘n Yum looks forward to seeing you there at the LAST EVER zine launch…

    Clarifying the Winter deadline

    Some of our sharper-eyed readers have earned themselves an extended deadline. In our October 10th mailout, we included a flyer for our final zine deadline, featuring a rather fetching bulldog in Victorian garb. Unfortunately, we used an earlier draft of the flyer, from before the deadline was locked in! Perhaps we can blame it on the pretty deadline bulldog being overly flirtatious.

    In any case, some of you may have seen the wrong date of the 22nd of November for the deadline, rather than the 16th as we advertised everywhere else. We’re bound to our word, so we’ll be accepting submissions until tomorrow (the 22nd). If you have something to send us for inclusion in the final ever issue of Yuck ‘n Yum, best send it in ASAP.

    In the meantime, we’re withdrawing wardrobe privileges for the bulldog until it learns to proofread.

    Indiegogo AGK campaign launched

    AGK fundraiser from yucknyum on Vimeo.

    For the last few months tremendously talented videomakers from all over Scotland and further afield have been sweating over their AGK videos, the deadline has past now its your turn to help.

    We have set up an Indiegogo campaign and we would like to ask you to support us and spread the campaign around your friends and family. If you enjoy or have enjoyed any of our free events, including the last three AGKs or free zines over the last few years, and think “I can spare £5 to help these guys improve upon the already amazing AGK” then please do. Anything you can afford would be brilliant. If we can find two hundred people who are willing to give us £5 then we are well on our way. If you can’t afford anything we would like to kindly ask you if you would spread the link amongst your peers.

    Visit our Indiegogo campaign here

    The AGK will be held as part of NEoN Digital art festival
    Venue: Vision Building
    Where: Greenmarket (just off the Perth road, beside Braes Bar)
    Doors open 8:30 pm

    Yuck ‘n Yum is dead, long live Yuck ‘n Yum

    Sit tight and stay calm, because we have some very important news to tell you.

    The bad news is that THE YUCK ‘N YUM ZINE IS DEAD! We will no longer be publishing the quarterly zine that bears our name. We’d like to wish a huge thank you to all contributors, and to all those who’ve helped the cause over our 5 years’ lifetime.

    The winter 2013 issue of Yuck ‘n Yum is to be the last ever. We hope to leave behind a beautiful corpse, and we hope you’ll all play nicely with it.

    The good news is that YUCK ‘N YUM IS STILL ALIVE! We’ll continue to produce art events and multiples, and we’ll still work outside the gallery context. Look out for further announcements in due course, and the AGK will still carry on as scheduled.

    Now that bombshell is over with, there are also a few other things we’d like to tell you, including the last ever submissions deadline and how you can help our AGK. Read on to find out.

    1 – Autumn edition now online

    We’d like to say a big thank you to GENERATORprojects for hosting our Autumn13 launch and to Beth Savage and Ruth Aitken for their fabulous performances. The Autumn edition is now online and will soon be at stockist throughout the UK.

    2 – Last ever Yuck ‘n Yum zine submission deadline is November the 16th 2013

    Winter13 will be our final black and white musing delivered to you in an A5 booklet, however we need your help to make it special. Without your contributions over the years there would have been no Yuck ‘n Yum and for that we are eternally grateful. So lets go out in style and send it off with a bang and send send send in your delectable treats! However before you do, remember to glance at our how to submit guidelines, which are on our website.

    2 – The Annual General Karaoke 4/// Please support our Indiegogo campaign

    For the last few months tremendously talented videomakers from all over Scotland and further afield have been sweating over their AGK videos. The deadline is fast approaching, and on November 9th we hope to deliver the best AGK yet… but we need your help. Despite tremendous support from our volunteers NEoN and the HMC, pulling off our amazing AGK nights is always an expensive enterprise. PA hire, documentation, screen building, prizes, printing and technical equipment all adds up. If you enjoy or have enjoyed any of our free events, including the last three AGKs or free zines over the last few years, and think “I can spare £5 to help these guys improve upon the already amazing AGK” then please do. Anything you can afford would be brilliant. Don’t underestimate that help, it would be tremendous! If you can’t give us anything then please just share the link with your friends and family and please please spread the word.

    The AGK is part of NEoN Digital Art Festival this year and will be taking place at the Vision building in Dundee on the November the 9th. For more information about the festival please visit the festival website.

    Plus watch out for an email from us next week as we have a VERY exciting opportunity for zine makers in the pipeline!

    Love from the Yuck ‘n Yum team