September 2021

Ancient Light
Solo Exhibition
Big Day Film Collective
Philadelphia, USA

I am pleased to announce my upcoming solo exhibition of “Ancient Light”, at Big Day Film Collective, Philadelphia, USA.

1 September – 10 October 2021
Opening Reception: 11 September 2021 5pm
Caffenol Workshop: 25 September 2021 1:00pm EST / 6.00PM GMT

This solo exhibition displays 16 images from my ”Ancient Light” series, using caffenol-c (coffee) paper developer and cyanotypes toned in green tea. This exhibition represents an important evolution of my “Ancient Light” project.

There will also be caffenol and mint tea developing workshops, taking place online.

Ramsgate Festival of Sound

From 27 August to 5 September 2021, I will be creating a new oscillograph installation for Ramsgate Festival of Sound, using local tidal data. You can find out more about the festival on the Ramsgate Festival of Sound website. The installation will be hosted at Hold Creative Space, Ramsgate.

Lunar Portraits
Turner Contemporary Open

Three photographs from my “Lunar Portraits” series will be shown at the Turner Contemporary Open, Margate from 23 October 2021 to 20 February 2022. After living in Thanet for three years, it is a great honour to be part of this show, formed of Kent based artists.

A Sustainable Photography Plot // Folkestone

I am pleased to announce an exhibition “The Sustainable Photography Plot”, formed by a new initiative - the Thanet Alternative Photography Collective. I will be leading a natural chemigram workshop, supported by “Folkestone Is An Art School”.

26 Aug - 05 Sept
Thurs - Sun 10:00 - 17:00 
The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space | 53 Tontine St, Folkestone, CT20 1JR

“The Brewery Tap UCA Project Space is transformed into a temporary ‘Photography Garden’, using plant chemistry with photographic material to create sustainable photographic art, including cyanotypes, phytograms and natural chemigrams. Throughout the exhibition daily workshops are being held and will populate the walls of the gallery as the work is created. All workshop participants will be invited to be involved in the curatorial planning, culminating in a final show of the participants and the organisers art.”

A Mass, A Gathering
A Seaweed & Fern Phytogram Workshop

Seaweed Shop Hastings.

I will be leading a phytogram workshop on Saturday 4th September, 1-3pm at The Seaweed Shop, Hastings. We will be imbuing ferns and seaweed with soda crystals and vitamin-c, so that the plants become developing agents. Once applied to silver gelatin photographic paper, the plants will leave highly detailed traces. Booking via Jessica Potter

Seaweed Developer Workshop
The Margate School

On Saturday 18th September, I will be leading a seaweed film developing workshop at The Margate School. Find out more on The Margate School website.

Note About Workshops

Following my existing workshop bookings, I will not be taking on new workshop bookings until July 2022. This is due to a range of commitments including PhD study, teaching and existing projects which will require my full attention.

Youtube Video
 How To Make A Pinhole Camera

My video for August 2021  demonstrates how to make a pinhole camera from items you can find in your recycling bin. These videos are supported by my Patreon subscribers.

Support Me

Here are a number of ways to support my work:
- Visit my store
- Visit the Land Art Collective shop to purchase artworks.

The August 2021 Patreon postcard for £10+ patrons was Margate Sunset, Polaroid Round Frame, 2021. Until November, £90 of my Patreon proceeds per month will provide match-funding for my current Arts Council England grant.

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