North Bound Zine & Photo Fest

Calendar Icon Fri 05 Jul 2024 - Sat 06 Jul 2024
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Join The Art House for a weekend of celebrating contemporary photography at the launch of North Bound, zine and photo fest.

You can expect stalls of Yorkshire based photographers sharing their zines and prints, which will be available to purchase. There will also be a curated selection of image-based works by independent makers in The Art House’s shop, a drop-in zine making workshop, and chance to peek in the darkroom for a drop-in session with the Darkroom coordinator.

Alongside the zine and photo fest, you will be able to visit our two fantastic exhibitions across both the galleries, by artists Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh.

The programme for the weekend is as follows:

North Bound Zine and Photo Fest Launch Event

Friday 5 July, 17.00 – 21.00 

Have a first look at the artists presenting their work, enjoy a late viewing of our exhibitions and enjoy a drink at the bar on the terrace.

North Bound Zine and Photo Fest & Drop-in Activities

Saturday 6 July, 10.00 – 16.00

Explore zine making with a drop-in family-friendly workshop 11.00–13.00, and darkroom discovery activities 13.30–15.00. Enjoy drinks and food in the café and photography exhibitions across both gallery spaces.

About North Bound

North Bound was born out of a passion to increase visibility and opportunity for local image makers, and to bring more contemporary photography to Wakefield. In 2021 The Art House built a darkroom that could break down barriers, creating an inclusive and accessible space for everyone, specifically those who felt underrepresented in darkrooms. Since then, the team have worked to expand this and embed photography deeper within their programme. North Bound is a development of this, creating opportunity for image makers to share their work with new audiences in an affordable and accessible way, and for the local community to discover exciting new practices in photography right now.


The Art House are looking for Yorkshire-based artists working with photography in diverse forms, including zines, exhibition catalogues, prints, and DIY publications.

Applications accepted before 6 June. Full application details can be found here

Venue opening hours

Monday : Closed

Tuesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Changing Places Facility
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Event sessions

North Bound Zine & Photo Fest

5th July 2024
17:00 - 21:00
6th July 2024
10:00 - 16:00

Venue Details

Find us at

Drury Lane, Wakefield, WF1 2TE