Event / 22 Jun 2024

Turmeric Anthotypes Workshop and Eyescura Experience

Justin Quinnell

Sustainable practice workshops with Justin Quinnell.

In this workshop you will learn how to make prints from nature using a mixture of turmeric and the power of the mid summer sun.

After coating your emulsion you will arrange some templates onto the light sensitive paper which is then taken outside for 10 - 15 minutes to let the light create the image. In this time you can have a go with the world famous ‘Eyescura’ and see the world as if you didn’t have a brain!

Your images will then be brought inside where you will tone the image to make it dark red and leave with your photograph.
All instructions for doing this at home will be explained.

Suitable for all ages and abilities but under 16's must be accompanied by an adult please.

This is a Pay What You Can Event. We want to make this as accessible as possible to everyone so please pay what you feel comfortable with. Our suggested donation is £5 but if you are unable to pay this amount please only pay what you can afford. If you feel you can pay a bit more please do so so that we can continue to offer more events like this in the future.

About Artist

Portrait of Justin Quinnell

Justin Quinnell

Justin Quinnell is one of the world’s experts in pinhole photography and camera obscuras, which he has practiced and taught worldwide for over 30 years.
His work includes: ‘Mouthpiece’ – inter mouth images, ‘Slow Light’, 6 month exposures and the proudly gruesome ‘Awfullogrammes’. As well as lecturing throughout the UK, he is an associate lecturer at Falmouth University and a founding director of the Real Photography Company, a community darkroom in his home town of Bristol.

His practice has taken him from Australia and NZ to Europe and the US where he was pinhole photography consultant for the Rachel Weisz – Mark Ruffalo movie ‘The Brothers Bloom’ . TV appearances include: The One show, Jonathan Ross Show, Blue Peter, Radio 4 ‘Today’,‘Absolute Genius with Dick and Dom’ and ‘George Clarkes Amazing Spaces’. He has had four books published most recently the text book ‘Discovering Light’.
He also assists and promotes both ‘World Pinhole Day’ and the Experimental Photography Festival which occurs annually in Barcelona.