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Tara Drummie with a group of school pupils who are painting the inside of drinks cans to make their pinhole cameras.

Through the Pinhole

Through the Pinhole celebrates a series of pinhole cameras and photographs created during a workshop held at Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath with sixteen pupils from P4, P5 and P6.  The workshop provided the pupils with a fun and accessible tool for image making, constructing their own cameras using upcycled materials, from empty drinks cans to discarded cardboard packaging. Exploring photography’s theory and practice, the pupils calculated their exposure times and considered their compositions, before capturing their photographs in the playground. The project was organised and led by Tara Drummie and assisted by Nicola Neate.

“We got to learn so many new things. We learned how to make pinhole cameras out of anything.”

– Jonathan

“We made our cameras with boxes and cans and pins. I enjoyed painting the inside of the camera black because it was satisfying.”


“I learned about light rays and how a picture is made. You pulled the tape, then waited seven minutes and then put the tape back on.”


 The exhibition features work from Seumas Black, Eva Fountain, Eilah MacDonald, Jonathan MacDonald, Rebecca MacDonald, Lottie MacLean, Tom Òg Marks, DJ Monk, Orla Morrison, Seonaidh Morrison, Dani Nicholson, Freya Nicholson, Johan Prior-Pitt, Annaleise Robertson, Kelsey Robertson and Guthrie Wheeler. 

Mòran taing to the pupils and staff of Sgoil Uibhist a Tuath for your enthusiasm and commendable work, and Taigh Chearsabhagh for supporting the project.

The exhibition is free and open to all from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Saturday, in the Cafe in Taigh Chearsabhagh.  The exhibiting young artists are welcome to a free hot chocolate when they visit the exhibition – just ask at the cafe.

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Image credit: Nicola Neate.