With Julian Pearce

May 20, 2017

9.30am – 5pm

Cost: $250

On again by popular demand – this is our third Platinum/ Palladium workshop this year.

Learn the gentle art of hand-crafted platinum/palladium prints in a one day workshop on Satrurday 20 May from 9.30am to 5.00pm at Maud Creative, 6 Maud St, Newstead. A minimum of two registrations is required to run the workshop. Maximum registrations are three to ensure hands-on tuition. This workshop is identical to the workshops held earlier in the year which filled very quickly.


Limited number of participants, to secure your place – book here

For further enquiries on this workshop contact julianp@bigpond.net.au or phone 0418 715 504

If the workshop shows as full please register on the waitlist as a further workshop may be held later in year.

About Platinum/palladium printing

Printing using salts of platinum and palladium was the dominant form of photographic expression in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century and is regarded by many as the among the finest of alternatives photographic processes. The prints are formed by the ‘noble’ metals platinum and palladium becoming embedded in surface of watercolour paper itself. The image can be neutral to warm sepia in tone, with delicate highlights.

Topics covered include:
• a brief history of the process;
• sources for chemicals required and suitable papers;
• the digital and in-camera negative;
• contrast and tonal control;
• coating the paper, including hands on practice;
• exposing, developing and clearing the print;
• print presentation.

Participants will be asked to provide a digital image prior to the workshop. The instructor will produce a digital negative from this image for use in printing a platinum/palladium print by each participant by the end of the workshop.  Alternatively an in-camera negative 4×5 or larger may be used.


The workshop will be restricted to a maximum of 3 participants to allow hands on involvement in the process. A minimum of 2 participants is required for the workshop to proceed.  The workshop fee covers all materials used during the workshop and morning and afternoon tea. Participants may either bring their own lunch or buy lunch at the nearby Boo Cafe Booroodabin Bowls Club (100 metres or so from Maud Creative).

If the workshop is cancelled, refunds will be made in full. Refunds are not available less than one month before the workshop. However, registrations may be transferred to another attendee with prior notice.


About the instructor

Julian Pearce learnt platinum/palladium printing from Gordon Undy (of Pointlight Gallery in Sydney), who is regarded as one of Australia’s leading practitioners of this art in Australia. Gordon learnt his technique from George Tice who was at the forefront of the resurgence of this alternative process in the US. The workshop therefore passes on this fine tradition.

Julian has exhibited his platinum/palladium images at the Queensland Centre for Photography (in both solo and group exhibitions) and at Pointlight Gallery in Sydney. His prints are on display at an exhibition at the Redcliffe Art Gallery in February 2017. He is one of 16 Australian alternative process photographers included in a hand-made book with original photographs, The Spirit Within Australia: The Land and The People, being launched in San Francisco in February 2017.


For details see http://www.julianpearce.net/workshops