In the Autumn of 2016 I attended the AA2A (Artists Access to Art College) Artist Residency at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge School of Art, Cambridge, UK.
My intention was to use the darkrooms to produce a series of black & white images using liquid emulsion on paper, which I hadn’t done in a long time.

Seeing the darkroom for the first time with its darkness and smells of chemicals brought to me lots of memories of countless hours spent in different darkrooms throughout my life.

I really enjoyed experimenting with liquid emulsion and although I did produce a reasonable amount of works, the difficulty in perfecting the technique requires far more time and isolation in the darkroom than I was able to enjoy, due to being a space available for others as well.

I highly recommend this residency to other artists because in our day and age it isn’t easy to access darkrooms anymore, and the process of creating our own black and white prints is amazing.
These are two of the works I did with liquid emulsion on watercolour paper, part of a long term project titled “Sounds like Falling”:

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