When: Wednesdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm.
Course Fee: €480
Darkroom Photography Now is a practical introduction to the art of traditional film based photographic techniques. It considers how darkroom photography can be used in a hands-on learning through doing’ environment. This course is grounded is practical instruction to enable the student make informed artistic choices when using an analogue camera, developing film and making prints in the darkroom. It will also explore the potential for exchange between other art forms including traditional drawing & printmaking and digital imaging & design. Working in this expanded format the participants will experiment with the medium and consider new ways to resolve and exhibit a photographic project. Group critiques and peer learning will be a valuable part of this learning process and students will be expected to give time to their projects outside contact hours.
Darran McCrann (Artist name: Darn Thorn) was born in Sligo, Ireland and holds a MA in Fine Art from Monash University, Australia. He has exhibited in Australia, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, UK & USA. A studio holder at Spike Island, UK (2010-13), he recently exhibited in EVA International (Limerick, 2018), the touring exhibition 2116 (Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork & Broad Art Museum MI, USA, 2016-17), FORMAT International Photography Festival, (Derby, UK, 2013) and Bristol Biennial (2012). Recent solo exhibitions include Omega Point (BAG Studios, Cork, 2018) & Arcadia in Grey (Sirius Art Center, Cobh, 2015).
He has lectured in Photography at numerous institutions in Melbourne, Australia including the University of Melbourne and Swinburne University. Since returning to Ireland he has worked with Crawford College of Art and Design (Cork) and The Darkroom (Dublin). Recent residencies include Struts Gallery (NB, Canada, 2016) and Fire Station Artists Studios (Dublin, 2014). Since 2013 he has lived in Cork where he holds a studio at Backwater Artists Group.