WORKSHOP // Zine-making with Lee Tran Lam at the Chinese Garden of Friendship
Lee Tran Lam is a journalist and zine-maker based in Sydney. Her writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, Gourmet Traveller, Time Out Sydney, Rolling Stone, The Big Issue and even Turkish Vogue. She’s been making zines for more than 20 years (often about food and places) and they’ve featured in local exhibitions, libraries in Australia and the US, and Ebony Bizys’ Hello Tokyo book. She also hosts The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry podcast and Local Fidelity on FBi Radio.
This July school holidays, join Lee Tran for a special (and free!) zine-making workshop series at the Chinese Garden of Friendship, from July 8 – 19. In this workshop, small groups of participants will go on an adventure through the Chinese Garden of Friendship and visit in-house restaurant The Gardens by Lotus with Lee Tran. Capturing the journey with Polaroid pictures, participants will learn about what makes food fun.
Then, work with Lee Tran to turn this journey into a zine – a self-made magazine – that you can take home.
For participants aged between 6-15 years, accompanied by a responsible adult. All materials provided, with bookings online encouraged to ensure all participants get to complete their take-home artwork. Entry to all workshops in this series is free with entry to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Lee Tran Lam is a Sydney based writer, radio producer, editor and creator who works across publishing, podcasting, zine making and much more. Lam has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, Gourmet Traveller, Time Out Sydney, Rolling Stone, Good Food Guide, Good Weekend, The Lifted Brow, The Big Issue and even Turkish Vogue magazine. She has worked full-time in editorial positions for 14 years – most recently as managing editor of Inside Out and a writer and producer at the Good Food website. Lam has been presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio since 2007. In her spare time, she runs The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry blog and podcast. The blog was singled out as one of the city’s best in “The Foodie’s Guide To Sydney” and the podcast was picked as a “Podcast We Love” by SBS (and a “Chef’s Favourite” by Bon Appétit) and chosen to be archived by the National Library.
Lam has also appeared on ABC radio, been a guest speaker at various festivals (such as Audiocraft, Vivid, Food and Words, National Young Writers Festival), hosted Q&As for institutions like Kinokuniya and Sydney Living Museums, featured work in several exhibitions, plus curated the food program at Underbelly Arts festival.
This workshop has been produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for The Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour.