Outskirts: Flo Brooks / Makina Books

13 Mar 2018 – 18 Mar 2018

Event times

Tue 13th March: 9:00 - 16:00
Wed 14th March: 9:00 - 16:00
Thu 15th March: 9:00 - 17:00
Fri 16th March: 9:00 - 17:00
Sat 17th March: 9:00 - 18:00
Sun 18th March: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost of entry

FREE & open to all

Ocean Studios

Devon, United Kingdom


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In the week leading up to Counter2018: Plymouth Art Book Fair, Makina Books will present pages from Flo Brooks’ 'Outskirts' publication in the cafe gallery at Ocean Studios.


Outskirts is a social practice art project initiated by Flo Brooks in 2016, exploring the intersection between liminality and identity through visual and textual exchanges. It arose from a desire to share, collaborate and give form to our experiences of in-betweeness (liminality), and first took shape with the launch of social portrait collaboration The Liminal Portrait Exchange,and a publication call out on themes relating to liminality and gender, culminating in Outskirts, 2017, a bookwork published by Makina Books. Featuring contributions from 16 participants from all over the world ranging in subject from queer dissonance to the neoliberal agenda, and in media from photography to print to prose, the bookwork also features a selection of portraits from The Liminal Portrait Exchange, where people are invited to share their experience of liminality through image, object, text or sound, and have a de/constructed portrait created in response. A continuous and shifting project, Outskirts has curated and organised exhibitions at White Cubicle Toilet Gallery, (with Makina Books), London, 2017, and at Plymouth Art Weekender, 2017, and Exeter Phoenix Cafe Gallery, 2017 (both with Robin Christian and Richard Phoenix). Outskirts is transgender, feminist and queer, it places emphasis on trans and gender non-conforming narratives, but sees these categories as permeable, shifting, and part of a much broader network of allies, friends and conspirators.

At #Counter2018: Plymouth Art Book Fair, Robin Silas Christian (Makina Books) and Flo Brooks will discuss 'Outskirts' and Makina as an ongoing project and archive.


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Paul Hearn

Paul Hearn

Vickie Fear

Vickie Fear

Maddy Hearn

Maddy Hearn

Exhibiting artists

Robin Silas Christian

Flo Brooks

Makina Books

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