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Grafixx 2016

Confetti and garlands, our fifth festival Grafixx 2016 is coming >>>

Find the entire line-up here or check out all the details on our website www.grafixx.be!

Tickets: 8 euros / VIP weekend tickets (including free tote bag by Anna Deflorian, a brand new sketchbook by Atsuko Ishii, Sarah Vanbelle or Mayken Craenen and the 3rd GRAFIXX portfolio): 25 euros

Friday November 25 | 20:00 – 23:00 | debate, lecture, awards and performance
Saturday November 26 | 12:00 – 18:00 | zine fest, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, workshops
Saturday November 26 | 20:00 – 23:00 | art + music performances
Sunday November 27 | 12:00 – 18:00 | zine fest, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, workshops

DE Studio | Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 | Antwerpen
Elzenveld | Lange Gasthuisstraat 45 | Antwerpen (across Mechelseplein)

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In case you’ve forgotten what Grafixx is all about – to get inspired by some of the best image makers out there, wander around unusual exhibitions and browse through books you can’t find anywhere else – or in case you’ve never had the chance to visit Grafixx at all… Here’s a little throwback to our last edition.

Grafixx 2015

We’re counting down the last weeks, Grafixx 2015 is coming >>>

Make sure to schedule Friday November 20 (evening), Saturday 21 (afternoon and evening) and Sunday 22 (afternoon) in for a weekend of graphic delight – find the entire line-up here or check out all the details on our brand new website www.grafixx.be!

Tickets: 8 euros / VIP weekend tickets (including free tote bag by Jay Cover and the 2nd GRAFIXX portfolio): 20 euros

Friday November 20 | 20:00 – 23:00 | lecture and debates
Saturday November 21 | 12:00 – 18:00 | zine fest, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, workshops
Saturday November 21 | 20:00 – 00:00 | art + music performances
Sunday November 22 | 12:00 – 18:00 | zine fest, exhibitions, lectures, screenings, workshops

DE Studio | Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 | Antwerpen

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For those who are eager to look back on the best moments of last year’s edition, let our recap video take you back:

Grafixx 2014

That was that, ladies and gentlemen. We hope you were there to see it with your own eyes, because Grafixx 2014 contained every ingredient required for another graphic joyride! Here we go:

1. Fascinating exhibitions

2. Amazingly inspiring lectures

3. Get-your-hands-dirty workshops

4. Performances and general niceness

5. Bewitching concerts

6. Last but not least: a seductive zine selection!

The Grafixx pleasure pack

Now listen closely, because we’re going to do you an offer you can’t resist: everyone buying a Grafixx weekend pass will not only get access to one night and two entire days of exciting activities, but will also receive two free goodies, both exclusive designs of top-notch quality. Let us present to you…

The Grafixx tote bag by Jon Boam – Everyone will be envious of this super sturdy cotton bag screenprinted by Suburban which can hold a ton of drawing utensils!

The very first Grafixx portfolio with submissions by twenty Grafixx artists – Because you never have enough art, we selected some of our favourite artists from the first three Grafixx editions to submit a design. You’ll get a 13-inch record sleeve filled with twenty square illustrations, offset-printed in two colours at De Wrikker.

You don’t even have to bake us cookies or do any funny dances, just go to www.grafixx.be and reserve your weekend pass now or buy one at the entrance of the festival!

If you can only come for one day, no worries: you can buy the tote bag for € 6 and the portfolio for € 8 at the festival.

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Grafixx 2014

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Only one month until Grafixx 2014! Our third edition has a lot of graphic delights in store for you.

New this year is our opening night on Friday November 28 with two lectures and a performance to warm you up for the weekend. On Saturday Nov 29 and Sunday Nov 30 you can expect the regular mix of exhibitions, lectures, screenings and workshops for art lovers of all ages with a new series of exciting art + music performances on Saturday night. And of course we’ll serve you a new sizzling selection of small press and artist books at our zine fest!

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Find the entire line-up here – and dig into the program at www.grafixx.be!

Have you forgotten how sweet it was last year? Let this aftermovie bring you back…

This was Grafixx 2013

The second edition of Grafixx was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came by (there were more than 1000 of you) and discovered the best in contemporary comics, graphic arts, illustration and independent publishing.

Around twenty creatives from all over Europe traveled to Antwerp with suitcases full of art and supplies. Some of them allowed us a peek into their minds and studios, others shared their knowledge and invited us to make something of our own. Here’s a taste of our main activities – exhibitions, lectures and workshops:

Of course we also installed our annual zine fest with artist’s books and handmade zines from all over the world, and book stands by independent publishers:

And for the first time, we had a Saturday night programme to keep you hanging around even longer! Musicians were paired up with graphic artists to create an exciting mix of image and sound on stage.

We’ll be back next year with more…

All pictures by Olmo Peeters and Sven van Baarle

Grafixx – graphic arts festival

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Join us for GRAFIXX 2013 with this wonderful poster illustrated by Ward Zwart and designed by Louis Reith. Make sure to schedule November 30 and December 1 in for a weekend of visual stunningness with lectures / a giant zine fest with over 50 participants / exhibitions / live music+drawing jams / workshops / animated shorts and much more.

Find out all the details here!