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Warstone Lane Cemetery
Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LJ United Kingdom
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A hands on workshop, learning how to make cyanotype blueprints – an early photographic technique using foraged and natural materials.

Outdoor workshop in the chapel footprint garden in Warstone Lane Cemetery with artist Jo Gane, places limited to ensure social distancing.

This workshop offers a hands-on opportunity to make cyanotype blueprints. The cyanotype process is one of the earliest photographic processes, invented by Sir John Herschel in 1842 and involves using paper coated with light sensitive iron salts to produce prints with a distinctive Prussian blue colour.

Prints can be made with natural materials foraged from around the cemetery such as leaves and feathers – or feel free to bring objects to work with. If you are bringing materials to print from, small objects (no bigger than an A4 sheet) which can lie flat and are partially opaque work the best – lace and fabrics can be very effective. Jo will be bringing pre-coated cyanotype paper for ease of use out on location, however instructions and support about how to coat paper and work with this process at home will also be provided.


11th August 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We had an amazing day yesterday at the @jqbid #jqfestival collaborating with @jo_gane1 @suslifeuk @dontgointothecellar and of course the @friendskeyhillwarstonelanecem meeting so many amazing people

We couldn't have done it without everyone's help, including loads of support behind the scenes from @bhamcitycouncil @coffin_works @thehivejq and all the amazing #JQHeritageSquad volunteers.

Now we need to sleep for a week but then we'll be buzzing with ideas for 2023!

We are very excited about 'Diamonds in the Rough' a unique tour with storytelling & live performance, exploring queer history in the JQ Cemeteries for LGBT History Month.
Join Sheldon K Goodman and
Sacha Coward from @thecemeteryclub
on 12th-14th February:

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage

This project is possible because of funding from: