TALK & WORKSHOP
Did you know? Photography was invented in 1803 in Bristol!
Follow in the footsteps of Humphrey Davy and Thomas Wedgwood when they designed a way of making silhouettes of leaves using light.
Drop in to make your own photogramme of a leaf and watch the image develop in a traditional darkroom!
The St Pauls Darkrooms were originally based in the Watershed and for many years were the centre of photography in the South West, before moving to St Pauls and becoming the largest open access darkroom in the South West.
Talks (on the hour): On the history of photography in Bristol.
Workshop: Expose an image of a leaf and watch it develop with traditional photographic chemistry.
There will be many more optical and photographic wonders on the day!
The Architecture Centre will be hosting ‘Home for a Hero’– a free, drop-in family event next door in St Pauls Library.