What happens if we photograph with our eyes closed and other senses opened?

Artist Rowan Lear leads a playful and experimental workshop in photographing differently. One part of the workshop will involve a stroll through woodland around Birnam and Dunkeld, and taking inspiration from the multi-sensory intelligence of plants.

Another part of the workshop will involve steeping and making plant-based photographic developer and processing our films. Please bring an analogue 35mm camera (old and simple is fine!) – one roll of black and white film will be supplied.

This workshop is part of the programme for a sudden branching by Rowan Lear. You can visit the exhibition at Birnam Arts from 13 - 29 August 2021.


This workshop will involve a small amount of walking. The route can be adapted to suit participants with different levels of mobility. This workshop is suitable for visually-impaired, partially or fully sighted people, aged 16 and over. Let us know in advance if you will bring a sighted companion or guide dog to the workshop. Please get in touch if you have particular access requests, and let us know if you have any allergies or medical conditions we should be aware of.

  • Venue

    Birnam Arts

  • Address

    Station Road, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS, UK

  • Price

    £10 / £20 / £30 (sliding scale, pay what you choose)

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