Madeleine Collective

March 20, 2013 3:21 pm

Madeleine Collective is featured in Issue 30 of the brilliant CAROUSEL magazine. The six page spread details our 12 HR Zine Machine exhibit, written by our very own Cheryl Hsu with photographs by William Pemulis and artwork from Zine Machine contributors. Issue is in stores now! Thanks CAROUSEL!

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In early January, Madeleine Collective went on a retreat in Chalk River, where we made delicious food, built a blanket fort, watched movies, exchanged gifts, played in the snow, and made art together. 

March 18, 2013 2:44 pm

Video from 12 HR Zine Machine! See the 10 artist teams in action in collaboration with Nuit Blanche guests as original zine publications are created all night long! 

March 17, 2013 10:13 pm

12 HR Zine Machine by Madeleine Collective ran 7PM-7AM at the Gladstone Hotel for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012.  An interactive installation challenging ten Toronto-based zine makers & artist collectives to create a zine in an hour from ideas submitted by Nuit Blanche guests.  




7-8PM: Mammalian Diving Reflex (The Torontonians)
8-9PM: Toronto Comic Jam
9-10PM: Shameless Magazine
10-11PM: Koyama Press
11-12AM: Fiona Smyth: The Wilding
12-1AM: Carousel Magazine
1-2AM: Paper Pusher/Papirmasse
2-3AM: Static Zine
3-4AM: Steel Bananas

Thanks to our sponsors! 

Above Ground Art Supplies
The Japanese Paper Place
Peach Berserk
The Rustic Owl Cafe

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The 12 HR Zine Machine room featured some amazing works by Toronto artists both on the page and on the walls. Here’s a spotlight on some of our fantastic contributors:

Toronto designer Luiza Kazi created our flashing “ZINE” sign for the doorway into the bustling creative machine. She also contributed some gorgeous handmade hanging zine books using imported papers from the Japanese Paper Place.

Toronto filmmaker, production designer, and visual artist Celeste Koon created a fantastical collage that served as the backdrop for our print centre. She incorporated a variety of fun and creative details and sources from her own adventures with inspiration from our ‘machine’ theme.

Painter and production designer Sean MacPherson crafted our zine book display, featuring collage and type that he transferred by hand. A fitting vessel for the amazing zines amassed throughout the night!

Toronto legend, printmaker, fashion designer and visual artist Kingi Carpenter of Peach Berserk created our beautiful hand-silkscreened tablecloths. She incorporated inspiration from fanzines and the history of the zine art form.

December 19, 2012 12:48 am


Opening Reception for “Life Serial”, July 19, 2012 

"Honey, I’m Home!"
By Nicole Bazuin, Sarah Eagen, and Cheryl Hsu
In Partnership with Wendy Cukier, James Warrick, and Madeleine Collective
Produced by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute and School of Image Arts

July 18 - 29, 2012
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
984 Queen Street West

December 18, 2012 12:00 am


Madeleine Collective co-presents “Honey I’m Home” at Propeller Gallery, July 18-29, 2012. 

“Honey, I’m Home!” was originally exhibited at Nuit Blanche 2011. Based on cheesy ’90s family sitcoms, “Honey I’m Home!” consisted of original television episodes capturing the form but missing the quintessential ‘father’ character. The role of patriarch was filled in by Nuit Blanche guests, their performances live-edited into the pre-filmed segments and broadcast to the audience. The installation was a co-production between the Diversity Institute and School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, and involved Madeleine Collective members Nicole Bazuin (director/producer) and Cheryl Hsu (creator/producer), as well as Sarah Allen Eagen, James Warrack and Wendy Cukier. In July 2012, taped episodes of “Honey, I’m Home!” were exhibited at the Propeller Gallery and all members of Madeleine Collective were involved in the installation. Vintage televisions were hunted down (RCA sets from 1988, 1989 and 1979 respectively) and three colourful platforms were constructed, creating a fitting showcase of the project, complete with behind-the-scenes photos from the studio sitcom shoot, the Nuit Blanche event, and even a framed family portrait of the cast. It was a great opportunity to showcase the project and broaden its audience - thanks to Propeller Gallery for a fantastic show!

August 12, 2012 12:00 am

Video from These are the People in Your Neighbourhood! Project by Mammalian Diving Reflex and co-ordinated by Madeleine Collective as part of our curated selections for Art of the Danforth 2012 as well as Jane’s Walk 2012. Video produced by Madeleine Collective and directed by our very own Nicole Bazuin.

August 11, 2012 12:00 am August 3, 2012 8:01 pm


randysavageartshow: wanna do something with tightrope books pretty please? fall 2012? host an event or something?

YES! Absolutely! We love tightrope books!

You should also come to our zine workshop coming up on August 23! Great opportunity to showcase tightrope books :)