Darkroom Discovery Evening

25 May 2022 17:00 - 25 May 2022 19:00

The Darkroom will be open during the upcoming Artwalk evening, for everyone to see some analogue magic and get your hands a little dirty. Our Darkroom Coordinator and Technician will be there to give you an insight into what a contemporary darkroom looks like, what’s possible here and what we do. You’ll get the chance to drop in and make your own silver gelatin print to take home. The perfect way to start your Artwalk journey.

Our darkroom is equipped for a range of contemporary, alternative and traditional analogue processes, meaning we’re set up to facilitate whichever direction your photography may take. Processes include traditional black and white printing and processing, photograms, wet-plate collodion, dry plate and we’re open to whatever else you might have in mind.

Darkroom Coordinator Emily Ryalls is a practicing professional photographer and is on hand to ensure a supported, friendly and enjoyable environment for all of our users.

Who is it for? People!

Whether you’re a beginner, advanced or just interested in darkroom processes, everyone is welcome!

We understand that darkrooms aren’t known for their accessibility and we want to change that. After consultation from The Disabled Photographers Society and Ilford Master Daniel T Wheeler, we’ve custom designed a darkroom which is a revolutionary advancement in contemporary community darkroom spaces, enabling a more inclusive network of photographers to take their practice to the next level.

Free entry. Everyone welcome.

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Enjoy a whole host of benefits, including access to our professional Darkroom in the heart of Wakefield for £120 annually.

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