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New Workshop Series coming to FusionArts Darkroom

FusionArts Darkroom is now fully up and running and our first series of workshops are being opened up for booking.

Workshop Schedule is as follows:

Saturday 28th September – World Cyanotype Day Workshop (details TBC)

Saturday 24th August – Introduction to Eco Photography Click Here to book

Sunday 4th August – Making creative use of the darkroom Click Here to book

Saturday 3rd August – Introduction to Eco Photography Click Here to book

Friday 2nd August – Introduction to analogue photography Click Here to book

Workshops are designed as an introduction, to offer an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of basic principles upon which to build. All materials will be provided and you will be given clear instruction sheet to take away with you so you can make further progress on your own.

For whole day workshops, tea/coffee and lunch will be provided.




Final MFA Exhibition

My final MFA show at Oxford Brookes is finally under way, the opening on Thursday evening was a proud moment. I cannot begin to express how much it meant to me for so many people to take the time to come and see our work.


Thanks to Hanna Wilmshurst for the opening night photos and some of the artwork shots @hwilmshurst

It came together with the usual stress, last minute panics, team effort, mutual support and shared passion. Thanks so much to my fellow artists, we did great!

The exhibiting process comes with so much opportunity. The chance to really interrogate and get to the essence of the work as simply and directly as possible while leave space, allowing the work to breath and the audience to inhale.

Next Exhibition – Priceless @magdalenarts part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

I’ll be showing an experimental piece of work that questions the idea of analogue photographic material as relic.


Studio and Associate Artists of Magdalen Road Studios have come together for this exhibition, ‘Priceless’. The diverse subjects and media reflect the artists’ individual practices and interests but the pieces have been carefully chosen to reflect the title of the exhibition.

The theme or title was open to interpretation. Some work has been included because it is personally meaningful or too precious to sell. Other work may have been kept for years and not sold because it resonates in a particular way or represents a change in practice. The title also allowed for work that can be understood as non-commercial because it is in an unconventional or ephemeral format.

Any work that an artist makes can be looked upon as a ‘signpost’ of an artistic journey, regardless of whether it has been made today or a decade ago. In this way a work is never conclusive. It may be something left unfinished, a dead-end or the pointer towards the next step. Works that are kept or remembered might hold memories of personal history, or show the surprising outcome of using a new material. Often they are special because they are symbolic of a long struggle or because they unexpectedly revealed a new way of seeing. Perhaps no work is ever priceless because the priorities and ideas that artists have change over time. Money is exchanged for art in auction houses, exhibitions and commissions all over the world but can art, as the representation of human spirit, be seen as a product?

More info here


World Pinhole Photography Day Workshop – Sunday 28th April 2019

Fusion Arts Community Darkroom
(rear of) East Oxford Community Centre
Princes Street, OX4 1DD
Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
DATES: Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Sunday, April 28, 2019

Contact: John Blythe
Telephone: 07957 221720
Web Site:

Workshop in celebration of World Pinhole Day and the opening of our new community darkroom.

Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Time: 1 – 4pm
Place. Fusion Arts, (rear of) East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street, OX4 1DD

Cost: the workshop is run on a ‘Pay what you feel’ basis, contributions are welcome.

Celebrate World Pinhole Day, find out about pinhole cameras and how they work.
Watch artists building pinhole cameras and making pinhole images using a range of materials.
Build your own pinhole camera and take a pinhole image which you can copy and upload to the World Pinhole Day Gallery.
Join thousands of people from all over the world in celebrating the wonder of pinhole photography
Have a tour of our darkroom facility and find out about our plans for the future.

The workshop will last approx 2hrs.
Suitable for adults, and children aged 12 and over (under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Next Exhibition – Brickwork: Oxfordshire Artweeks – Preview Event 22nd April

I will be showing a new polyptych series piece from by current Chromogenesis research practice, part of my MFA final work.

With over 40 exhibiting artists, the white bricks and mortar of The Jam Factory will be home to a diverse array of artistic talent selected from our annual Open Call. Our mission to support local art is part of the foundations of The Jam Factory Gallery, with innovative new work consistently refurbishing our 116 year old walls.

Exhibition: 17th April – 9th June 2019

Artists Evening: 22nd April, 6-8pm
Free and accessible to all!

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 8am – 12am
Sunday: 8am – 10pm

Next Exhibition – Chromantics at Cornerstone Arts Center Didcot.

Looking forward to see a selection of my series: Chromogenesis on display as part of Chromantics: A selection of artworks from OVADA’s Associate Artists come together for a dramatic celebration of colour through paintings, drawings, prints, photography and sculpture. Curator and OVADA studio artist, Tommy Watkins, invites you to explore this unique off-site exhibition and meet the people who are shaping Oxfordshire’s art scene:

Wendy Aldiss – Kate Aries – Sarah Attwood – Didi Baldwin – Juliet Bankes – Lisa Bates – Betsy Bell – John Blythe – Joshua Browitt – Sue Chamberlin – Aileen Creegan – Clare Crombie – Jan Crombie – Robin Danely – Phil Dobson – Elizabeth Gascoigne – Emily Gong – Julie Gooddy – Ellen Hausner – Mary Haynes – John Hazell – Katie Hellon – Deborah Hudson – Ala Jazayeri – Elaine Kazimierczuk – Gabriele Kern – Monica Lewis – Lissart – Rebecca Lyne – Andrew Manson – Adriana Rabinovich – Jacqueline McLaurin – Kieran McLean – Miranda Millward – William Milne – Jeremy Morgan – Naomi Morris – Christopher Neal – Sue Perstitious – Lucy Phillips – Jezella Pigott – Deborah Pill – Marina Price – Roger Pugh – Catalina Renjifo – Marigold Short – Alex Singleton – Matt Smart – Brigitte Stepputtis – Katie Taylor – Tommy Watkins – Gill White – Sarah Wills-Brown

Opening reception and artist talk: Saturday 6 April 2019, 5-8pm.

Exhibition runs from: 3 – 28 April 2019

Gallery Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 8pm and Sunday, 11am – 4pm.

VENUE: Cornerstone Gallery

DIRECTIONS: 10 minute journey on train from Oxford City Centre to Didcot Station. 3 minute walk from Train station to Cornerstone Gallery.

With special thanks to Cornerstone Arts Centre, OVADA Associates and Tommy Watkins.

DreaMFActory ’18 show now open!!

In our interim exhibiting I am showing new research based work exploring the material boundaries of colour photographic paper. In our post-digital age, does material photography have a role to play? There seems to be a revisiting to the more traditional practices of photography but is it enough to just re-engage with what has already been? Experimentation with photographic processes is not new, but in the new context of digital and every more augmented digital imagery, can material photography explore new territories that step outside the arena of the technical image?