Refresh your darkroom practice and delve deeper into the magic of black and white photography.
Over four consecutive weeks, darkroom specialist Wouter Van de Voorde will lead you through a range of advanced darkroom practices including printing on fibre based paper, selenium toning prints, making mosaic enlargements, digitising negatives and exploring the the multigrade system.
This workshop is designed to give you more guided mileage in the darkroom, increase your confidence and ability to use the darkroom independently and advance your understanding of the wide variety of analogue practice. Wouter will work with you individually responding to your particular needs and interests.
This workshop is perfect if you’ve completed our Introduction to Black & White Darkroom workshop, or have some experience in the darkroom and a budding analogue practice. If you’re not sure if you have enough darkroom experience please give us a ring to discuss.
Advanced Darkroom Practice will take place over 4 consecutive weeks on Wednesdays: 27th April, 4th, 11th, 18th May, 6:00 to 9:00pm, at PhotoAccess.
PhotoAccess is located within the Manuka Arts Centre
Corner Manuka Circle & New South Wales Cres,
Griffith ACT (next door to the Manuka Pool)
Getting re-acquainted with the PhotoAccess darkroom and introduction to printing on fibre based darkroom paper.
Making enlargements beyond 8×10 inch using a mosaic of multiple sheets to create large prints and using 12x16inch papers.
Refining individual darkroom skills, with Wouter’s guidance, including further exploring fibre printing, using the multigrade system and selenium toning.
Exploring a non-destructive workflow for digitising negatives, including the opportunity to scan your negatives.
We’ll provide one set of all the materials you’ll need, including chemicals for film developing and prints, and a variety of photographic papers. This is all included in the workshop enrolment fee. You’ll get a PhotoAccess notebook and pencil to record your discoveries and make plans and, of course, the opportunity to learn with experienced analogue photographer Wouter Van de Voorde.
During the four weeks of the workshop, you’re also welcome to come in during opening hours and use the darkroom at no extra cost (darkroom access is usually $40/day) . However, you will need to bring your own papers. Your film developing and darkroom chemicals are included in your PhotoAccess membership.
Please bring some of your existing negatives, your curiosity and enthusiasm! We’ll provide coffee, tea and biscuits to keep you going during each evening class, but please feel free to bring along snacks or your dinner if are going to get hungry by 9pm.
Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Monday, 25th April, 2022. PhotoAccess reserves the right to cancel the workshop if there are insufficient enrolments. If we have to cancel, you’ll receive a full refund.
PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days notice is given PhotoAccess will transfer fees to another workshop but will charge a transfer fee of either 25% of the workshop cost or $50, whichever is less. No refunds or transfers can be given once a workshop has started. Please see Terms and Conditions for further details.
Rory Gillen is a Canberra-based photographer and photo-media artist, as well as PhotoAccess’ Studio Officer. He has worked extensively in documentary and event photography, including with organisations such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival, as well as maintaining a practice exploring the cutting edge of post-digital and networked photographic art. Rory graduated with a BA (Honours) from the ANU School of Art and Design in 2019.