Lumen Printing with Kim Watson

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This workshop offers an introduction into Lumen printing in addition to basic book binding skills and aims to teach and inspire more sustainable ways of making photographs using minimal materials.

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A Big House Event supported by Real Creative Futures Digital


This workshop offers an introduction into Lumen printing in addition to basic book binding skills and aims to teach and inspire more sustainable ways of making photographs using minimal materials.

The Lumen print is one of easiest, yet effective forms of making images and presents the wonderful world of camera-less photography. Requiring only expired photographic paper, plant specimens and the natural power of sunlight, the process embraces simplicity and sustainability and requires no previous experience to create unique, ethereal prints.

A great opportunity to spend time exploring and working with nature, you will make your own book of lumen prints and leave with the knowledge and inspiration to make your own.

Participants are encouraged to continue exploring the knowledge gained during workshops and incorporate the processes learned into their practice as they will be invited to submit work to a showcase exhibition in September 2022.

Lunch will be catered by Attenborough Nature Centre and will include meat, fish, vegetarian/vegan options.


Kim Watson was born in 1993 in Nottinghamshire, UK, where she currently resides. Within the art world, she has taken on the roles of photographer, concept artist, production designer, gallery assistant and researcher. Interested in the relationship between photography and nature phenomena, she incorporates the roles of observer, walker, botanist, conservationist and book-maker. She works primarily with analogue film, camera-less and alternative processes such as lumen prints and cyanotypes. Within her work she encourages audience engagement with overlooked or threatened local landscapes, often through physically immersive installation work, such as in her Master’s project “Ploughman Wood” (2020).


This event is free, but space is limited. You must be enrolled with The Big House and/or RCF-D.

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This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2021

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Saturday 2nd July 2022

10:00am - 16:00pm GMT

52 Barton Lane
Attenborough Nature Centre Community Room
Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DY, UK

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