About this Event
Cyanotype is one of the oldest photographic methods, using a UV-light-sensitive solution and natural sunlight to create images.
This two-hour workshop will offer you an experience of the whole process of cyanotype technique: from preparing the photo-sensitive surface to developing prints. Following the origins of cyanotype, we use wild plants as primary design materials, but you are also welcome to explore further using other materials.
After the workshop, the participants’ works will be displayed as a little exhibition in Aperture Gallery for 2 weeks until the 7th of October.
Children of 7 years old or older are also welcome, but anyone under 11 must be accompanied by an adult (16 years or older). Any adult needs a full-priced ticket.
What a ticket includes:
- Tools and materials
- 2 x A4 size cyanotype prints to take home
- Shipping of your prints to your preferred UK address
- Tea & biscuits
For ambitious participants
You don’t need to bring anything to enjoy this workshop, but are welcome to bring your own design materials if you want to explore further. Things that have interesting shapes, and transparent or semi-transparent objects will produce great effects. If you would like to create a cyanotype using your own photographic image, you can send us a digital image file to [email protected] by the 20th of September, then we’ll prepare a digital negative sheet for you. You can even experiment by combining an image taken with your phone camera and other objects to create a unique image!
An Ting Teng (b. 1995, Taipei, Taiwan)
An Ting Teng is a visual artist who uses various methods including photography. She investigates unconventional materials for photographic prints through experimentation with chemistry and light. Teng collects everyday materials, both natural and man-made and elaborates them into often one-of-a-kind works of art. Her encounters with these materials generate stories that bring together elements of memory, nature, and longing. Teng’s works have been exhibited in various group exhibitions in Taiwan, UK, and the Netherlands. She also has extensive experience in leading workshops of cyanotype, sharing her knowledge, skills, and joy of this alternative photographic method with a wide range of people. Teng holds a Master’s degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art (London), and currently lives and works in London.
The artist's website
Aperture Gallery is a photography gallery located in the basement level of Aperture UK, which specialises in trading high quality second hand cameras, lenses, and other photographic equipment, camera and lens repairs, and fine art printing. Since its opening in 2019, Aperture Gallery has shown the work of established photographer including Colin Jones and Ian Berry, as well as curated group shows of young artists.
Aperture UK website
For any inquiries about the workshop, please send an email to [email protected] .
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Aperture Gallery, 17 a&b Riding House Street, London, United Kingdom
GBP 15.00 to GBP 25.00