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led by Madelyn Gowler

14 October, 2023 – 10:30AM – 1:30PM

100 Arthur St., 4th floor, PLATFORM Darkrooms



PLATFORM centre and FLASH photo festival are excited to co-present a caffenol developing workshop. The caffenol mix develops black and white film while using instant coffee, vitamin C and washing soda to replace chemicals that are traditionally used in developing agents. Madelyn Gowler will walk you through this step-by-step process and participants will leave with a fully developed roll of black and white film. 

Participants are asked to bring up to two rolls of either 35mm or 120mm film for development. All other materials will be provided.

This workshop is generously sponsored by Parlour Coffee and Crumb Queen.  All participants will be offered coffee and crullers before entering the darkroom for developing. 

Madelyn Gowler is a photo-based artist focusing on the materiality of analog photography and experimental ways of image making. They are currently residing in Treaty 1 territory and received their BFA from the University of Manitoba. They recently were a part of a group show at PLATFORM centre for Photographic and Digital Arts (2023) and The University of Manitoba School of Art Collections Gallery (2023). Their films have been screened at Ace art (2023), Dave Barber Cinematheque (2023), One Take Super8 for WNDX Festival (2022), and Experiments in Cinema in Albuquerque, NM (2023). As well as being published in Reverie (2020), and Please Say Dyke (2023). They have also taught various alternative photo processing workshops. Gowler continues to translate photo to different mediums to further push the idea of the image.


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