With a background in medical and police photography, Kit Martin takes a forensic look at pollinators and wildflowers using digital and historical photographic processes. Printing on jute fabric and paper, this exhibition looks closely with admiration at some of our essential yet diminishing pollinators.
I’m delighted to have Lamprey hanging in the RSA in Edinburgh as part of this varied and exciting exhibition. on until 17th Jan 2019
This is a 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 necessary. All materials provided. We will be working inside and outside, so be sure to dress warmly!
To book contact DCA
A FREE workshop for 13-19 year olds.
Spooky Shadow Catching
Flick on a lantern and explore the pickled creatures, specimens and skeletons at the Bell Pettigrew Museum after dark. Then use your phone and its torch to create spooky photos you can share with your friends!
You will need - A mobile phone with camera and torch
To book a place: Contact Museum Collections, Tel. 01334 461660 / Email. firstname.lastname@example.org
To book, contact Dundee Contemporary Arts
To book, use Eventbrite link on this page.
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.
‘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.
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
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!
To Book (through DCA) click here
I am very excited to be part of the first Urban Market in Dundee, in the huge and lovely West Ward Works, where Dundee Design Festival has happened twice now.
It's open Saturday and Sunday; Sat until 8pm, Sun till 5pm.
Come and say hello!
For more info and to see who's taking part..
02 December 2017
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."
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.
£25, £20 Conc.
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.com