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SIMPLY CYANOTYPE – A Practical Workshop

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Maud Street Photo Gallery

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Newstead, Qld 4006

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SIMPLY CYANOTYPE – A practical workshop

Following on from the successful In Anna's Garden Australian Cyanotypes exhibition that we coordinated with the Monash Gallery oy Art in Melbourne last year we now we bring our updated knowledge of the process to our latest Maud Street Photo Gallery workshop.

Topics will include:

  • Sourcing and mixing up your own chemicals
  • Selecting suitable subjects to image
  • Selecting the best materials to print on
  • Handcoating paper and cloth
  • Sunlight exposures as well as using UV exposure units
  • Processinng and drying

In this workshop the Cyanotype (The Blueprint), participants will make prints on watercolour paper, rice paper and cloth from opaque & transparent found objects (a list of resources to bring will be supplied to participants).

Some discussion will take place regarding advanced techniques including:

  • Making 'wet' cyanotypes
  • Toning cyanotypes
  • Photographic inkjet negatives

The workshop includes materials for a number of prints to be made – We will recommended papers and cloth that participants may bring along should they desire.


a cyanotype photograph of cicadas


SOME BACKGROUND ON THE CYANOTYPE

The Cyanotype Workshop will provide for participants an introduction to the creative potential of the process.

Sir John Herschel discovered the cyanotype process in the early 1840’s. Herschel coated paper with a solution he had formulated, he then exposed this paper in sunlight in contact with a negative and finally washed it out in water. The result is a blue positive image.

Anna Atkins was a scientific illustrator and in 1843 used this process to produce the book Algae of the British Isles: Cyanotype Impressions which is often refered to as the first photobook. Due to its blue colouration the process was not popular with photographers however engineers and draughtsmen subsequently adapted it, calling it blueprint, and used it for copying their plans and drawings.

Today the Cyanotype is more widely used in the production of photographic art on paper and cloth.


DATE: Saturday, February 2, 2019

COURSE FEE: 6 participants $150pp


PLEASE NOTE:

A minimum of 4 participants is required for this program to run.

As cyanotypes require UV light that is reliant on direct and bright sunlight should the workshop day be overcast and/or inclement we will have access to an indoor UV exposure unit. Some aspects of the workshop will need to be adjusted to accomodate this change.

Cancellation policy
– Up until 48 hours notice before start time – 75% refund
– Less than 48 hours before start time, unless position is filled – no refund


A cyanotype chemigram


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