Blue Magic! A cyanotypes workshop

A cyanotype showing a white shape of ornamental grass on a deep blue background

© Jo Gane


Blue Magic!

A cyanotypes workshop with Jo Gane and Phillip Roberts

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 Saturday 20 May 2023


  Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

  Free, booking required: spaces limited

This workshop is now fully booked.

About this workshop

Not all photographs are silver. In the 1840s, an alternative photography was invented from light and water and photosensitive iron salts which came out in bright Prussian Blue.  

Join artist Jo Gane and curator Phillip Roberts on a blue adventure. Learn about the discovery of the cyanotype process and see (and touch!) the work of artists who have experimented with the process. Learn the techniques yourself to make photographic prints or bookmarks to keep.

All materials will be provided, but you can bring your own objects or photographs to work with if you wish. Further information will be sent on booking.


Dr Phillip Roberts is The Bern & Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography at the Bodleian Libraries.

Jo Gane is an artist and educator whose practice is based around photographic archives and history.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Booking information

When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Sir Brian and Lady Pomeroy towards our photography season activities.

The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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