Thu 27th Apr 2023
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
SMUT press is delighted to announce the release of Jack Scollard’s zine, “The Horny Of Plenty” out from April 27th.
This 110 page zine is a compilation of images taken in London over the space of 12 months since Jack moved to the city. The zine is intended as a meditation, capturing the ceaseless intensity and boundless beauty of a city that never knows when to stop. Whether it be sporadic snapshots in club cubicles, tender portraits at the lakes deep on the city’s outskirts or intimate moments at after parties, these vibrant film shots testify to a quest for vitality and connection that followed two years of lockdowns.
Scollard’s playful and unrehearsed style of photography is reflected back in the zine’s whimsical graphic design, lead by Lisbon-based designer Graham Dow. Written contributions, including an interview conducted by Shane Morgan alongside texts by Sean King and Berlin-based artist David Lindert, probe some of the darker themes raised in the images associated with a pursuit of pleasure. This is a bold and unapologetic work that immortalizes a period of deep personal change for the author but also captures the constant hedonistic attitude within London’s queer community.
SMUT Press is honoured to have the launch for this zine hosted at The Glory, 281 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AS, London, 7-10pm on April 27th.
Jack Scollard (born 1997) is an Irish artist based in London. They graduated from a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art Printmaking with Critical Cultures at the National College of Art and Design in 2021. They are a co-founder of SMUT Press and are currently studying bespoke tailoring in London.
SMUT Press is a collective print publishing project founded in early 2022 based between Dublin and London. The aim of the press is to spotlight, support and commission queer artists to produce printed matter in order to generate greater recognition and representation of their work. The press aspires to offer a support network for those wishing to create printed matter in an informal, supportive and encouraging environment. Alongside the printed matter series, the press also runs an electronic music mix series online. The Horny of Plenty is the fifth project launched by the press and the second by Scollard to be published through the press.
10% of profits from this project will be donated to Terrence Higgins Trust which campaigns for improvements in sexual health and stigma as well as offering a range of services to those living with HIV.
The Glory is an LGBTQI+ space. We have a zero tolerance policy towards homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, racism or any form of abuse. If you do not respect our space you will be asked to leave. Strictly no hen or stag parties.