The LIP committee, the Film and Darkroom Group and the Alternative Processes Group are pleased to invite you to a Members Day to be held between 1pm and 4:30pm on Sunday 14 May at Blondin Park Community Pavilion.
This is a fantastic opportunity to bring along and show your work, handle prints, talk over images, projects and meet with other LIP members.
Physical prints and print making, will be the focus of this Members Day – you are warmly invited to bring along your prints, zines and photobooks (including works in progress), to share and discuss with fellow LIP members. The Pavilion, is a large, brightly lit space with tables for you to spread out work.
If you are new to analogue print making or would like to spend the afternoon making some physical prints of your own work, you will also have the opportunity to try your hand at the Cyanotype Process as part of a brief taster session.
Cyanotype (circa 1840) is one of the earliest photographic alternative printing processes and produces prints with a distinctive blue tone.
To participate in the Cyanotype taster session, please send a maximum of two, JPEG, B&W versions of your work as an attachment, by Friday 12 May, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your images will be resized to A4 format (landscape or portrait), and printed on to acetate as a transparency negative. During the taster session you will use your transparency negatives to make a couple of prints (all equipment and materials provided) and receive information about how to explore the process further at home (no darkroom or specialist equipment required).
Full programme for the day as follows:
Members are invited to bring along and share their prints, books and zines. Tables will be provided for you to set out your work and members invited to walk around to view and discuss
Cyanotype printing taster session. If you’d like to take part in a Cyanotype taster session and have sent your images to be formatted by 12 May (as per instructions above), you will be allocated a time slot between 1.30 and 3.30 to try your hand at Cyanotype printing.
3.30-4.30 Photography talks and information session
▪ Artists talk by Film and Darkroom group coordinator, Ted Kinsey, focusing on his darkroom prints.
▪ Processing your own B&W film – a brief how to guide including how to access equipment and chemicals.
▪ Updates and news from LIP, including plans for upcoming photography talks.
4.30-5pm, pack up and close and option to continue photography chat at The Plough pub.
The Film and Darkroom and Alternative process groups will also be meeting between 12.30 and 1.30pm – you are very welcome to arrive early to join us.
During the day, tea, coffee, snacks and cakes will be available from the community café.
This is a free event. Guests welcome.
Blondin Park Community Pavilion is situated in Blondin Park, Ealing just 5 minutes walk from Northfields Piccadilly Line tube. The park is also served by buses E2, E3, E8 and 195 connecting Ealing Broadway Station and Brentford Station.
Blondin Park is named after Charles Blondin, known for crossing the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. He once lived locally.
We do hope that as many of you as possible can support this event.