Koon Man Space x The Sustainable Darkroom

16.03 - 31.03.2024

Chuen Lung Village, Tsuen Wan

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Emphasising on the importance of sustainability, HKIPF aims to promote and introduce more eco-conscious photography practices. We have invited UK artist Alice Cazenave, Executive Director of UK-based artist collective 'The Sustainable Darkroom', to participate in a one-month residency in Koon Man Space, leading two sustainable image-making workshops, to trial with local plants as dye, fibre, fragrance, etc.


Alice Cazenave, The Sustainable Darkroom

Workshop #1:

Chemigram & Low-toxicity Plant Chemistry


In this workshop, we will be foraging plants from the local areas of Chuen Lung, with which we will create plant-based developer. The resulting developer will be used for making chemigrams – that are unique, abstract and camera-less photographic prints.


Date: 16 March 2024 (Sat)

Time: 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Fee: HK$ 500 (including all materials, such as photographic papers & developers)




Workshop #2:

Photowalk & Film Processing with Plant-Developer


In a group, we will be doing a photowalk around the area of Chuen Lung – with a twist that everyone will share the same roll of film! At the end of the walk, the film will be processed with plant-developer, and Alice will discuss the experimentations and recipes she tinkered with during this residency.


Date: 23 March 2024 (Sat)

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Fee: HK$ 600 (including all materials, such as the film roll & developers)


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Roundtable Discussion:

Cultivation of Sustainable Art Practices


As part of the residency programme, and also as our aim to bridge visual arts with topics on local ecology and the different ways we could consider ‘sustainability’, we will be hosting a Roundtable with discussants from different backgrounds – to discuss ‘sustainability’ in their respective contexts, and what practical actions we may cultivate as artists, arts organisations, educators, and so on, to fulfil our responsibility to the environment.


Date: 31.03.2024 (Sun)
Time: 1500-1700
Location: Choi Lung Restaurant’s Terrace, Chuen Lung, Tsuen Wan
Language: English
Fee: HKD 50 Deposit
(Refundable only upon attendance. The admin fee charged by Eventbrite shall be borne by participants)


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