Library of plants workshop

Image Credit: Bindweed cyanotype by William Arnold

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange

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Saturday 27 April 2019
11am - 3.30pm
Admission Fee: £48
Booking essential
book via Eventbrite.


11 May - 15 June, 10am - 5pm
Standard gallery admission applies

Join artist and photographer William Arnold for a botanically themed artists’ day out, inspired by Abel Rodriguez’ work in Gäa: Holistic Science And Wisdom Tradition.

Walking from Newlyn Art Gallery to The Exchange in Penzance, workshop participants will collect local plant species, identify and catalogue them, using lumen and cyanotype photography to produce a beautiful collection of photographic images.

The workshop will start at Newlyn Art Gallery and include a leisurely picnic on the green, before ambling along the seafront towards The Exchange, allowing for specimen collection from both land and shore.

This workshop is for adults and suitable for all skill levels. Please wear appropriate clothing and foot wear.  All materials and picnic lunch included.

The images created in the workshop will be on display in The Engine Room from 11 May – 15 June, after which workshop participants can collect their work to take home.

£48 per person, booking via eventbrite



11.00 Newlyn Art Gallery - introduction to procedures and techniques used, distribution of collector kits, specimen collection in immediate gallery surroundings and production of first prints

12.30 Group picnic on The Green - then walk over to The Exchange, continuing specimen collection and recording along the way

14.30 The Exchange - finishing the photographic prints, followed by a look around the exhibition to end the day

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