Tinting film using plant dyes (artist in residence event)

  • 9 January 2016
  • 11:00 - 16:00
  • Free, for everyone, no need to book.


Drop-in activity with Rosalind Fowler and James Holcombe of No.w.here using natural dyes to add colour to film. 

Explore the hands-on artistic possibilities of tinting motion picture film using dyes from organic plant material from OrganicLea and beyond. This drop in session will draw out the ideas and possibilities inherent in this simple and eco friendly creative session.

During the session we will use found wildlife footage and together make and then test out different dyes. We will also explore the possibilities of masking sections of the film to selectively dye certain areas. We will screen the work we have created at various intervals during the day. You are welcome to bring along your own 16mm black and white footage to dye.

Rosalind Fowler will be discussing her residency and screening short excerpts of her dyeing experiments at OrganicLea.

All films made will be screened at the end of the session.

Residency supported with skills and equipment from No.w.here.