Taigh Chearsabhagh offers an open access print workshop and darkroom for use by experienced printmakers and photographers.
The facilities are environmentally friendly, using the process of acrylic-resist etching on a Rochat press 21” x 40”. The darkroom is equipped for small, medium and large format developing and printing. There are two enlargers, a DeVere 504 and a Durst 670 Colour.
Annual Membership & Session Fees
We have a variety of annual membership and individual session fees to suit both regular and intermittent users.
Regular Users Annual membership £120
Regular users receive unlimited access to and use of the print and dark rooms between 8am – 8pm, subject to availability.
Now & Again Users Annual membership £64
Now & again users receive sixteen half days’ access to and use of the print and dark rooms between 8am – 2pm and 2pm – 8pm, subject to availability. Additional sessions available at discounted rates, see below.
Once in a While Users Annual membership £32
Now & again users receive eight half days’ access to and use of the print and dark rooms between 8am – 2pm and 2pm – 8pm, subject to availability. Additional sessions available at discounted rates, see below.
Additional sessions’ fees for Now & Again and Once in a While users
Half-day session (six hours) £4
Full-day session (twelve hours) £8
Blue Moon Users No annual fees
Half-day session (six hours) £6
Full-day session (twelve hours) £12
Key collection is arranged after booking. To apply for membership and/or book sessions, please contact [email protected].
All inks, scrim and cleaning materials are included in the fees. Dark room users must provide their own photographic chemicals. Printing paper, zinc and copper plate can be purchased through the Taigh Chearsabhagh shop.
If they wish, annual members may sell their work in the Taigh Chearsabhagh shop. Please contact: [email protected] for details.
If you would like to enquire about the print workshop or darkroom, please contact:
[email protected] for details.
For a comparison with other print workshop charges, we provide the following information:
Glasgow Print Workshop / £100 Annual fee. £6.00 per session.
Highland Print Workshop / £65 Annual fee (Induction £35.00). £5.50 half-day session; £11.00 full-day session.
Edinburgh Print Workshop / £95 Annual fee. £8.70 – £4.00 hours; £12.30 – 7 hours.
Scaliquay (Orkney) Print Workshop / £240.00 Annual fee.