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Hand-colouring photographs with Micky Allan

2 Sessions
Saturday 17 October & Saturday 24 October 2015, 9am—12pm
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Session 1

The first day of this workshop will introduce students to hand-colouring, the wide range of possibilities and mediums available to this technique, and the different ways this can be approached. Micky Allan will share her own practice and experience in this field as a pioneer in hand-colouring photography through practical demonstrations and theoretical discussion.

Students will be supplied with photographic paper supplied by Ilford and go away with inspiration and knowledge of what images to bring and create for hand-colouring the following Saturday.

If you wish, please bring any colouring materials you already have to session 1 for advice on their suitability for session 2.

Session 2

This session will allow students to practice hand-colouring on their own prints with guidance from Micky. Students will experiment first hand with touch and colour while pushing the boundaries of their photographic prints.

Please note students will be required to bring their chosen medium for colouring (e.g. watercolour, gouache, colour pencils, inks, acrylic, oil paint, dyes, pastel pencils)

About the artist

Micky Allan is one of the most unusual and accomplished of contemporary Australian artists. Pioneering hand-painted photography in the late 70’s and early 80’s she has continued to show inventive use of materials and adventurous interplay between media. Her work covers painting, works on paper, installation work (both in its own right and in dialogue with paintings) and, most recently, both engraved glass panels over works on paper and new photographic work (in collaboration with Steenus von Steensen), some hand-coloured. She is interested in the dialogue between abstraction and representation and in subjective inner territories that synthesise the diverse and unexpected. Often based on notions of travel or cycles of change, they are drawn from places and cultures she has lived in or travelled to, including landmarks of the Australian landscape.


$290 CCP member
$350 non-member

Dates and Time

Session 1: Saturday 17 October, 9am—12pm
Session 2: Saturday 24 October, 9am—12pm