DRYPOINT ON COPPER WITH NIALL BINGHAM
Copper is a relatively malleable metal, and thus can be abused and shaped in various ways without the use of an acid bath. In the drypoint workshop we explore the use of various tools to make marks on Copper plates manually. The plates are then inked up with the help of Bingham’s ‘trade secrets’, and printed onto cotton paper.
Niall Bingham: Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1981, where he studied Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, completing his BAVA (Hons) in 2005. Whilst studying printmaking under Vulindlela Nyoni, he developed a passion for the medium and its processes. He spent his second year of studies at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan on an exchange program, learning Japanese and training in Sumi-e painting and Ceramics. His interest in printmaking led him to the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) in Johannesburg, where he collaborated and printed for top South African artists including William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Paul Stopforth, Willem Boshoff, David Koloane and many others. He joined the W.S.O.A. team at the beginning of 2011 as Printmaking Technician, where he continues to teach, manage printmaking affairs and produce his own work. He is currently completing his MAFA, and is an active member on the Bag Factory selection committee.
Duration: Full Day
Time: 08:30 –16:00
Class Size: Max 9
Skill Level: All levels. Linocut experience an advantage