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2 Days Print Making Workshop with Arpan Mukherjee

Image Credit - Srinivas Kuruganti



This 2-day workshop will work with the Vandyke Brown printmaking process. It is a process that is also known as ‘Brown print’, invented in 1942 and practiced in the 19th century. The method is an affordable method of handmade photographic printing process that the participant could continue later. For details on the VanDyke brown process, please visit In the workshop, we will print the submitted image using a rudimentary image-making method to make the photographic printing process easier and more accessible.

Participants are expected to make digital images and send the two best images in black and white through a Google form. The topic is ‘Urban Geometry of the Modern City': Primarily, we will look at modern architecture and geometry. The geometry will define form, space, time, and light. Participants are free to interpret the topic. There will be a 30-minute Zoom interaction a week before the workshop to explain the issue.

About Arpan Mukherjee

Arpan is an artist whose work is deeply rooted in his everyday experiences and his personal interpretations of the world around him. His works are process-based, and he often uses the 19th-century photographic process to express his artistic vision.

The history of materials and processes of 19th-century photography fascinates Arpan as an artist. He works and explores the artistic possibility with the 19th-century photomechanical process. He investigates by looking at photographic documentation, history, chemistry, and design. He uses his research and experimentation as a tool for his expression.

Arpan has participated in several international and national-level exhibitions and workshops. He has given lectures and conducted numerous workshops on printmaking and photographic history. Before the pandemic, three different bodies of his works were showcased in the Chennai photo biennale, Kolkata international photo festival, Lisue photo festival, China, and Serendipity Arts Festival. A new body of work from a long-term project was exhibited last Oct at Aalliance France, New Delhi.  Recently, he has been engaged in research and printing modern albumen and salt prints from 19th-century archaeological photographs in collaboration with the British Library and CSMVS, Mumbai. These works were on display in CSMVS until May 2023.

Arpan has received BFA & MFA in printmaking and is presently teaching as an associate professor in printmaking Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan. He co-founded Studio Goppo, a photography research studio at Santiniketan.

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Nov 25 Saturday / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 3 pm (IST)
Nov 26 Sunday / 9:30 am - 12:30 pm & 1:30 pm – 3 pm (IST)

State Gallery of Art , Hyderabad

Rs. 5,999 INR

*This workshop is for anybody interested in learning alternate processes to take their printmaking to the next level.

T&C :- 

  • All fees are nonrefundable if you withdraw from a workshop less than one month prior to its start date, unless we are able to fill your seat. 

  • IPF reserves the right to cancel any workshop up to one week prior to the start date if the workshop is under-enrolled, in which case a full refund will be issued. 

  • A minimum of 15 students are required to run this workshop. 

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