Imagine Bedworth

Imagine Bedworth

I'm collaborating with Photo Archive Miners on a new iteration of our Elephant Trap camera project in Bedworth, Warwickshire from February - May 2022. We will be responding to an archive of photographs from local historian John Burton by photographing around the town centre and markets with the Elephant Trap. 

In April,* we will be working with Bedworth Almshouses to photograph residents with a huge 19th Century studio camera and wet plate collodion which is being restored for this project by our friend and talented colleague, cabinet maker Jamie Hubbard.

The resulting work will be exhibited with the archive images outside in All Saints Square in the town and within the Heritage Centre throughout May.*

Public workshops will be held at Bedworth Arts Centre.

  • 2nd April 1-3pm, Cyanotype Printing*
  • 6th April 12-3pm, Pinhole Photography*

image of studio camera by Helen Billington

*update - due to Covid 19, this did not happen and we are looking at options to reschedule this activity.