Chemigram with Natural Developers Workshop

Opening: 2 Jun 2024, 10:30 - 16:30

2 Jun 2024

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00

Cost of entry

£125 bookable via eventcube https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chemigram-with-plant-developers-workshop-tickets-893280785877

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Discover how to work with chance and observation to create unexpected and magical images using everyday household materials such as honey, butter or oil in combination with light sensitive photographic paper. The approach to image making can be as minimal or as intricate as you like.


About the Workshop: A day of experimental image making introducing a small group to a fascinating and more sustainable approach to photographic process.

Chemigram Process and Plant Developers: The Chemigram process occupies a space somewhere between painting and photography. In this workshop we will be using plant developers which are less toxic compared to the ordinary photographic developers.

Workshop Structure: The first part of the workshop will introduce you to the chemigram process with its history and examples of artists’ works, plus an introduction to the plant based developers. In the second part of the session you can spend time working with the process, ending the day with a whole group review. Group and individual support is given throughout the workshop.

All materials including photographic paper and chemistry will be provided. However, you are welcome to bring your own materials e.g exposed/expired photographic paper, plants, resists etc.

About Sayako Sugawara: I am a London based Japanese artist working with a variety of photographic processes, moving image and installation. The transformative quality of the different photographic processes fascinates me as it allows me to make associations and explore memory and imagination.

To find out more about my practice please visit my IG account.

Image Credits: As always ,a big thank you to the previous workshop participants for the use of their images. Andrea Morreau, David Batty and Jes and Jamie Rowan

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