We devised this project to publish work exclusively made by local women and other marginalised genders. To say: it’s OK to make illustration, typography, graphics, prints, crafts. In fact it’s amazing. Make the work that you want to make, for the reasons you want to make it. That’s a radical act of feminism in itself. 24 artists were invited to risograph printing workshops at Paper Rhino. During the sessions they created a portfolio of spontaneous, intimate work that we curated into a series of zines. The first issue, out now, includes original artwork from 10 Peterborough-based artists: Prin Marshall, Aggie Dolan, Lorna Harrington, Vicky Hackney-Williams, Amanda Rigby, Carol Clark, Trudy Dean, Angela Kolokotroni, Kate Genever and Amanda Palmer. The researcher was Katy Hawkins. Funded by Arts Council England, the intention of Gaze is to give a platform to artists from diverse communities and disciplines, particularly those who feel creatively uninspired, unexpressed or excluded. By providing the zine freely, Paper Rhino hopes to invite an audience who may feel excluded by art galleries or theatres to enjoy local and community artists that may speak to them more.