As part of the Wear Experimenting project, we will also be having some special workshops with Associate Photography Artists who will be running their own workshops alongside the exhibition. The artists include:

Mike Davidson, Nicola Maxwell, Ben Freeth and Graham Patterson.


Below are details on the workshops. More will be added soon:

Accumulation: Graham Patterson

Monday 22 October 2018, 10am – 3pm.

Roker, Sunderland – address to be provided upon booking. Free. To book please email

Join Graham Patterson for a workshop exploring a camera-less photographic technique known as photograms. To create photograms objects are laid onto photographic paper in the darkroom, exposed to light and developed in chemicals. This workshop will use plastic debris that will be collected as a group from a nearby tidal area.

Photogram images are often abstract as the process is open to experiment and chance. Patterns and compositions can reference the original objects’ interaction with the landscape, containing traces of materials held within and on the plastic itself. We will explore ways in which the prints can be re-photographed, projected and assimilated back into landscape, exploring means of presenting prints outdoors using materials as well as making and fixing processes associated with the sea.

Please note that this workshop involves walking.  Please bring packed lunch.