• Artist in Residence: Brendan Barry

    For his current project he is transforming two adjoining rooms of Maketank

    into a camera, studio and working darkroom

    and developing a complex analogue photographic process

    to create a series of still lives.

    Brendan Barry is a photographer, educator and camera builder whose creative photographic practice combines elements of construction, education, performance and participation. His work is mostly concerned with the transformation of different objects and environments into spaces capable of viewing and capturing a photographic image, using the mechanics of photography as a tool for exploration and investigation.

    Brendan is founder & director of Positive Light Projects, a not for profit organisation using photography to engage and inspire a diverse range of audiences and communities as well as developing emerging photographers and aiding them move their practise forward in exciting and innovative ways. Through Positive Light Projects Brendan runs The Dartmoor Summer School of Photography, a week long immersive and experimental photography residential taking place annually on Dartmoor National Park. His personal projects include The Caravan Caravan - a portable camera obscura and working darkroom - which you may have seen parked outside the Boat Shed Pop-Up in 2017, The Skyscraper Camera Project taking place in New York in the spring of 2019, and The Shipping Container Community Camera which was situated in Rougemont Gardens in the summer of 2019.





  • Artist-Researcher in Residence: Toby Chanter

    Toby uses a studio in Maketank's Dek as a workshop for his PhD by Practice research. Here he makes an alchemy of technology, art and medicine which aims to develop a multidisciplinary and experimental approach to immersive and interactive installation. His research interrogates the role of technology in the production of biomedical knowledge, and explores the associated sensory politics of medical education and art.

    Physical Spaces & Digital Layers

    Cultivating Art & Medicine

    Toby moved into Maketank a few months before Covid-19 lockdowns began. We are very much looking forward to collaborating on innovative projects and presenting his work as soon as we are able. You can glimpse some of his previous work here: https://sharethefall.com/

  • On Leaving The House

    by Valerie McCann

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