Queer Care Camp: How Do We Care for Ourselves? Cyanotype Printmaking Workshops

Drop into Queer Care Camp’s Cyanotype Printmaking Workshops, where you will be invited to create your own cyanotype prints, experimenting with the process to produce a series of unique works using objects that relate to how we care for ourselves. 

The cyanotype process uses a mixture of iron compounds, which when exposed to UV light and washed in water oxidises to create Prussian Blue images. This process is a simple and low-cost process, producing copies of drawings referred to as blueprints.

Please feel free to bring an item of care with you to document or choose from our selection of plants and tools onsite! 

Please note you may not be able to take home your photographs on the day, but you are welcome to return across the weekend or email info@studiovoltaire.org to arrange a time to collect them. 


How Do We Care for Ourselves? is part of Queer Care Camp, a space for LGBTQ+ creatives and their allies to make, think and rest. This is a space to come together, to share resources and to reimagine LGBTQ+ communities that survive and thrive.

Queer Care Camp is a project conceived by Conal McStravick which forms part of Desperate Living  an ongoing programme that brings artists, public organisations and informal groups together to test out new and experimental forms of collaborative programming, knowledge sharing and production, explored through the lens of LGBTQIA+ healthcare.