El Busta's Travelling Photography Studio
Thursday 6–Saturday 10 August
Join us for the first week of August Atelier. Drop by to see a selection of artists films from Animate Projects, photography work by pupils of Ladysmith Junior School and animations created during workshops at Spacex. You can unwind in the pop-up café and browse the colourful Travelling Text Kiosk. This week's focus is photography, and there's plenty going on in the gallery to get you learning, experimenting and making images. Drop by and get creative in your own time with the self-led Atelier Activities, or book on to one of the artist led workshops for an alternative take on Photography.
Artist Led Workshops
El Busta’s Travelling Photography Studio
Tuesday 6 August, 10.30am–12.30pm & 1.30–4.30pm, all ages, £2 per photograph, drop-in
Use an old fashioned camera and portable darkroom to produce ‘real’ one-off photographs. Learn the whole process, from setting up the shot to developing the finished print.
Thursday 8 August, 6.30-9pm, ages 16+, £5, booking essential
Use and misuse found photographic images to make an animation that will be shown in the gallery. Led by animator Anna Aroussi.
Art Club Summertime Blues
Friday 9 August, 11am–1pm, ages 6–11, £5, booking essential
Investigate historic uses of the alluring cyanotype technique, and make some inventive blueprints in turquoise, cobalt and ultramarine.
Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–5pm, suggested donation £2, just pop in and have a go!
Explore old photographs and negatives then arrange them with contemporary images to make photographic collage that can be taken home or displayed in the gallery.
Use the power of sun and water to make a blue print photograph. Arrange leaves and flowers on sun print photographic paper and leave it facing towards the sun. Once the time’s up, rinse the print under water and the results of your handmade photographic print will be revealed. There will be a small charge of 50p for each sun print to cover the cost of the paper.
Create your very own photographic scene with our themed backdrop and props using your family and friends as actors. Use your camera phone and send to a live feed online!