Booking is required BOOK HEREWorking with the folk story: "Senara" from Cornwall, we’ll of your be exploring myth, archetypes and how to express our
Booking is required BOOK HERE
Working with the folk story: “Senara” from Cornwall, we’ll of your be exploring myth, archetypes and how to express our workshop responses and experiences through photography. Senara is telling of a traditional Cornish folktale of a mermaid who arrives in a small village. She embodies the red woman archetype and also the role of holy stranger; being sainted and a church founded in her name on the wild coastline near St Ives. Imogen has worked with this tale for a number of years, and has spun it into a watery-yarn, drawing on the early Christian churches founding on more ancient pagan sites, and the common imagery of the saint-crossing-water from Ireland to the Cornish shore.
The workshop is an immersive experience and throughout the session we’ll be listening, dressing up, having fun and creating images alone and with others. We’ll reflect on what we create together.
The aim of the workshop is to generate photographic work that derives from and embodies our responses this ancient story. A photographic background is not a requirement – we welcome experienced photographers and those new to the medium but you will need to bring a camera or a camera- phone with you. (please do contact us with any further questions about this).
This workshop is led by photographer Grace Gelder and designer-maker & storyteller Imogen Di Sapia. The two met when they were seven years old whilst learning to swim and reunited 27 years later to collaborate on Imogen’s project about The Selkie.
This workshop is led by London-based photographer Grace Gelder and Brighton-based designer-maker & storyteller Imogen Di Sapia. The two met when they were seven years old whilst learning to swim and reunited 27 years later to collaborate on Imogen’s project about The Selkie. For further details please see their respective websites; www.gracegelder.co.uk & www.brightmoon.co
(Thursday) 15:40 - 18:10
F: Other location
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN