Bones
Mar
17
to Jun 23

Bones

  • Perth Museum and Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

‘Bones’ is an exploration into the composition and complexity of bones and skeletons of creatures. This will be a fascinating interpretation of the articulation of bones, how they provide the structure and supporting frame to the living creatures that they once belonged. Enjoy the creative works from the inspiration they give to artists, sculptors and photographers. This beautiful exhibition is FREE.

I have 17 cyanotypes in this exhibition, all illustrating skeletons of one form or another. Some are from Perth Museum stores and are either zoology specimens or beautiful glass lantern slides (digitised). Others are from Bell Pettigrew Museum, St Andrews University.

 

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Red Light
May
2
to Jun 29

Red Light

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I have 5 cyanotypes in this exciting exhibition that is part of CONTACT photography Festival:

Highlighting over 300 pieces of traditional darkroom and experimental photography this exhibition shines a light on the richness of techniques and creative opportunities offered by manual photographic development. Photographers from across the globe are assembled in this large-scale salon installation, featuring pinhole, tintype, glass plate, cyanotype, lithography, gum over platinum, photograms, selenium, tri-colour, and gelatine silver.

The root of photography dates back to early antiquity. The word ‘photography’ comes from Greek ‘drawing with light’. In a world saturated with social media and a constant flood of digital images, darkroom photography is experiencing a renaissance. While purists have always believed in the preeminence of analogue photography, renewed mainstream appreciation for images from the pre-digital era signals an exciting new chapter in contemporary photographic practices.

In the words of Ansel Adams, “the negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score and the print the performance.” The mediation of the artists’ hand gives photographs their unique expressive power. The alchemy and magic of the darkroom allows artists the freedom to experiment and transform images into a true artistic masterpiece. While technology can mimic the end result of these processes, it can never fully recreate the energy, artistic depth, and tangible quality of manual photographic development.

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Introduction to Pinhole Photography
Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to Pinhole Photography

I'm delighted to be running a full day workshop at Off The Rails, Ladybank:

This is another of our ‘how to’ workshops. It will allow you to explore first principles of photography and learn how to make stunning images using the simplest of equipment.

We all spend so much time staring at screens and consuming digital images. For this workshop you will be slowing right down, beginning with making your own camera. You will learn about the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a darkroom. It will be a fast-paced but fun day and you will learn a lot in a short time.

No experience is necessary and the workshop is suitable for anyone aged from 13 years on. It will be particularly good for anyone who works with young people as the skills are easily transferred. All materials are provided. We will be working outdoors for some of the time.

Cost £45, including all materials

Contact Off The Rails Arthouse to book

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Fold your own pinhole camera workshop
Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

Fold your own pinhole camera workshop

I am very pleased to be running this back to basics workshop at Dundee's DCA.

You will construct your own cardboard camera then take photographs with it. Learn the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black-and-white prints in a darkroom.

No experience necessary.

All materials provided.

We will be working inside and outside, so be sure to dress warmly! 

£30

To Book (through DCA) click here

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Analogue Dreams
Jan
10
to Feb 3

Analogue Dreams

Opening night is Wednesday 10th Jan, 6-8pm

A glorious mix of Wet Plate Collodian, Bromoil, Lith, Mordencage, cyanotype and chemigrams.

For more info go to https/wwwfacebookcom/analogue-dreams-133249833849520

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CRAFTED Christmas Market 2017
Dec
2
12:00 AM00:00

CRAFTED Christmas Market 2017

#DCAcrafted

02 December 2017

12:00-17:00

Free

Levels 4 & 5 of Dundee Contemporary Arts

I am joining in with this event and can't wait! Come and say hello..

"CRAFTED, our Christmas Craft and Design Market is back! Get in the festive spirit and buy directly from over 30 talented independent designers and makers.

We're excited to be bringing together some of the best contemporary makers from across Scotland, all under one roof! With jewellery, textiles, illustration, print, homeware and more, you're sure to find unique gifts for family, friends and maybe even yourself."

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Pinhole Camera Workshop
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Pinhole Camera Workshop

ST ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL EVENT

Back to basics workshop where you will construct your own cardboard camera then take photographs with it!

Learn the basics of pinhole photography followed by the magical chemical process of developing black and white prints in a darkroom.

No experience is necessary. All materials provided. We will be working outdoors for some of the time.

Age 13+

£25, £20 Conc.

BUY TICKETS HERE

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In Focus - Photo Walk for Beginners
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

In Focus - Photo Walk for Beginners

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Start: Saturday 16 September 2017 14:00

End: Saturday 16 September 2017 15:30

Do you want improve your photography skills and learn more about your camera?

Join photographer, Kit Martin, on this photowalk and learn the basic principles of photography. As we move around various locations in Anstruther, you’ll learn about framing, composition, and leading lines, to name but a few. You’ll have time to take photographs of your own using the principles you’ve been taught. Bring your cameras and/or smartphones – and outdoor clothing in case it rains!

£5 per person

Booking via Eventbrite

In addition, there will also be the opportunity to win a £25 cash prize as event sponsors, Intona Limited, will select one winning image taken on the day.

This event is suitable for all ages but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. It is gentle walk around Anstruther, with gentle inclines, but there is the opportunity to take the walk at your own pace. Finally, we’ll go ahead rain or shine, so come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear!

Scottish Fisheries Museum Event

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Seaside Cyanotypes
Sep
14
2:00 PM14:00

Seaside Cyanotypes

ST ANDREWS PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL  - FRINGE EVENT

Learn to make Cyanotypes on the beach in this experimental workshop! You’ll be using objects that you find on the beach, and the sea, to make beautiful pictures by laying them on specially coated paper and then exposing them to sunlight.

Kit will take you through the process step by step and you’ll get a lovely Cyanotype photograph to take home with you.

Where: East Sands Beach, St Andrews
Meet at East Sands Leisure Centre

£25 £20/conc

GET TICKETS HERE

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Exhibition with Hetty Haxworth
Sep
1
to Sep 29

Exhibition with Hetty Haxworth

  • Brechin Town House Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Placed together, Haxworth and Martin's work makes a perfectly balanced contrast. Haxworth's work echoes the grand sweep of the land as it changes across the course of a year, while Martin homes in on the infinitesimal detail of nature in a forensic, yet wonderous, fashion.

The resulting work veers between abstract and figurative. Hauntingly beautiful, it's as though Martin has revived a metaphorical butterfly trapped in the aspic of the past.

Jan Patience, The Herald

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Printroom Dundee with Norman Ackroyd
Aug
5
to Sep 3

Printroom Dundee with Norman Ackroyd

  • Edinburgh Drawing School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I am showing two cyanotypes of Bell Pettigrew Museum specimens and an experimental cyanotype made on St Monans beach. Also an Argyrotype, for the first time.

PrintRoom Dundee is a new, print-based exhibiting group established in 2016 by a number of individual artists to promote the art of traditional and contemporary printmaking, all of whom create their prints at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio.

Saturday 5 August – Sunday 3 September 2017 inclusive

Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5.30pm.   The gallery will be open every day except Mondays.

Private View: Saturday 5 August 12noon-3pm, wine and meet the artists.

Although very diverse in outlook and approach, the shared aim of participants is the establishment of a unique identity for the promotion and development of their work through exhibitions and collaboration.

Formed in 2016, PrintRoom Dundee has already exhibited at The E.D.S. Gallery during the Edinburgh Festival 2016, participated in “Print Festival Scotland”, as well as attending the Edinburgh Art Fair and showing successfully in Perth and Dundee.

For further information and contact details, go to: www.printroomdundee.scot where examples of participants’ work can be seen and details of future exhibitions can be found.

 

As part of the exhibition, we will be offering free printmaking demonstrations from 1.30-4.00pm on Saturdays 12,19, 26 August and 2 September.

The E.D.S. Gallery,

13A Great King Street,

Edinburgh, EH3 6QW

0131 556 0971, 07791 121 313

info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk

www.edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk

www.edsgallery.com

 

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Aperture
Apr
8
to Apr 9

Aperture

  • Scottish Fisheries Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you female and aged between 14-19 or 40+(no upper age limit; ignore what poster says!)?

Would you be interested in finding out more about photography and making some photographs?

We will make cyanotypes, pinhole cameras and photos with them, portraits and solargraphs, working together in a relaxed, friendly environment.

We still have some spaces available on our free three day intergenerational project, APERTURE You have until Friday 31st March to sign up! For more information, get in touch with Suzanne on 01333 310628 or suzanne@scotfishmuseum.org

 

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Drawing with Light workshop
Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Drawing with Light workshop

Drawing with Light

Digital Photography workshop with Kit Martin

Friday 20 January 5-6.30pm

Flick on a flashlight at this experimental photography workshop and have a go at drawing, with light!

We will be using cameras that can be set to Manual and playing with long exposures.

If you have a camera with long exposure option please bring it. If you don’t, you can borrow!

If you have a tripod, bring it too. We will provide some.

We will provide torches, glowsticks, led lights and other bits for you to use.

Feel free to bring your own light source if you like.

12+ (Adults and teens)    (12 people max)    £12 per person

 

See http://forganartscentre.co.uk/bookings/4587291359 to book a place

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Cyanotypes - Dundee Science Festival
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Cyanotypes - Dundee Science Festival

This event is now fully booked - join the waiting list to be notified if a space becomes available.

 

Explore printing in UV light using natural materials to make blue and white photographs without the need for a camera. Make your own prints and learn about the history of this fascinating process also known as blueprint with local photographer Kit Martin.
Suitable for all ages.

Under 16s must be accompanied by parent/carer at this event.

 
For more information, phone (01382) 228800 or email festivals@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

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Drawing with Light - FREE event
Nov
4
5:30 PM17:30

Drawing with Light - FREE event

Drawing with Light

MUSA (Museum of the University of St Andrews)

Friday 4th November, 5:30pm-6:30pm (Adults and teens)

 

Flick on a flashlight and discover the delights of ‘painting with light’ at this experimental photography session at MUSA. We will provide glow sticks, torches and a photographer to capture your creations, but please feel free to bring any of your own equipment. A perfect pre-fireworks activity! Free, but booking essential.

All events and exhibitions are free but some must be booked. To book please email museumlearning@st-andrews.ac.uk or call 01334 46 1660.

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/musa/whatson/

Museum of the University of St Andrews
7a The Scores,
St Andrews,
Fife,
KY16 9AR

 

If you have a tripod, please bring it! And a camera if you have one. Mobile phone cameras won't work for this event.

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Sun printing workshop (2) at the Scottish Fisheries Museum
Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Sun printing workshop (2) at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

Blue_Print for adults/children 13+ £5

Using the sun to expose prints. Kit will introduce you to printing cyanotypes in the sun using natural materials, without a camera. Don't worry it will still work if it's cloudy! It will just take a wee bit longer.

In this more advanced workshop, we will coat paper with uv light-sensitive chemicals and then use this prepared paper to print on.

Sunprints or Cyanotypes are an old photographic technique dating from 1842 that produces a prussian blue and white print and involves placing objects onto photo-sensitive paper, which will be provided.

We will use feathers, leaves and bits of fishing net and perhaps even seaweed to make our prints.

Contact Suzanne at the fisheries Museum to book a place: suzanne@scotfishmuseum.org

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Sun printing (1) workshop at the Scottish Fisheries Museum
Oct
29
10:45 AM10:45

Sun printing (1) workshop at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

Blue_Print for children aged 7-12. £5.

Using the sun to expose prints. Kit will introduce you to printing cyanotypes in the sun using natural materials, without a camera. Don't worry it will still work if it's cloudy! It will just take a wee bit longer.

Sunprints or Cyanotypes are an old photographic technique dating from 1842 that produces a prussian blue and white print and involves placing objects onto photo-sensitive paper, which will be provided.

We will use feathers, leaves and bits of fishing net and perhaps even seaweed to make our prints.

Contact Suzanne at the fisheries Museum to book a place: suzanne@scotfishmuseum.org

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Sunprinting Workshop (all ages)
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Sunprinting Workshop (all ages)

DUNDEE’S MINI MAKE OFF
24.09.16

10am-5:30pm
Unit 6-Vision Building, Dundee

A ONE DAY EVENT CELEBRATING THE JOY OF MAKING

(click on the link above to find all details of mini make-off)

Using the sun to expose prints. Kit will introduce you to printing cyanotypes in the sun using natural materials, without a camera. Don't worry it will still work if it's cloudy!

Sunprints or Cyanotypes are an old photographic technique dating from 1842 that produces a prussian blue and white print and involves placing objects onto photo-sensitive paper, which will be provided.

The workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. If you are paying for a child, then you don't have to pay as the accompanying adult.

You will create 2 beautiful images that you can take home and frame after the workshop.

To book a place, click here (£3.50 per person)

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Cyanotype (Sunprinting) Workshop for kids age 7+
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Cyanotype (Sunprinting) Workshop for kids age 7+

Come and make photographs using the sun and some things like feathers and leaves, in a tent outside the Universtiy Library, on the lawn. The tent is an ice-fishing tent (for fishing, through holes, on ice!!).

This one hour workshop will give you an introduction to sunprinting and some ideas of where to get hold of the things you'll need if you want to try it at home. You will go home with a print that you have made.

To book, go to:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-cyanotype-photographic-printing-process-kids-tickets-26527264763

More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/111700549261050/

 

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Sunprinting Workshop 4 at Forgan Arts Centre
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Sunprinting Workshop 4 at Forgan Arts Centre

Come and try out an old photographic technique dating from 1842, using sunlight (or uv light even if the sun is behind cloud). I will introduce you to the cyanotype process and we will have a quick walk to collect natural materials that we will then print with back at the Centre. Open to all, not just children! for more info and to book, go to www.forganartscentre.co.uk

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Laverack Cyanotypes at Taste Coffee Shop, St Andrews
Aug
1
to Sep 11

Laverack Cyanotypes at Taste Coffee Shop, St Andrews

I am exhibiting cyanotype prints all made from glass plates originally made by Professor Michael Laverack in the 1970s, when he worked in St Andrews University as a zoologist and marine biologist as well as a photographer (and screen printer).

The prints are all of tiny marine creatures and are for sale.

The exhibition is part of St Andrews Photography Festival which runs from 1st August-11th Sept 2016 in various venues around St Andrews. I'm very excited to be part of this festival and am running a cyanotype workshop for children in an ice fishing tent which I'm very much looking forward to!

Taste is the best coffee shop in St Andrews, in my opinion, so I'm chuffed to be showing my work there. It's open every day from 7am-10pm.

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Sunprinting Workshop 3 at Forgan Arts Centre
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Sunprinting Workshop 3 at Forgan Arts Centre

Come and try out an old photographic technique dating from 1842, using sunlight (or uv light even if the sun is behind cloud). I will introduce you to the cyanotype process and we will have a quick walk to collect natural materials that6 we will then print with back at the Centre. Open to all, not just children! for more info and to book, go to www.forganartscentre.co.uk

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