Inspired by Anna Atkins? Try your hand at Solar Powered Photography.
Place any object or transparency on the sunography fabric. Expose in bright sunlight, and rinse with water to reveal a rich blue print over assorted colours of fabric. Sunography fabric is 100% cotton, and light sensitive on both sides to make two sided prints. The superior quality of sunography fabric produces finely detailed prints. The prints can also be toned yellow or sepia using rinses with common household liquids.
Sunography fabric is a great platform for creativity. Use old photo negatives, x-rays, bits of lace, leaves, printed transparencies or even household objects to compose designs. Sunlight sensitive material (the cyanotype) was a forerunner of modern photographic processes. This type of print dates back to 1842 and was popularized by Anna Atkins, one of the first female photographers.
IMPORTANT UPDATES MAY 2021:
- The online shop is open, we are working towards regular collections by Royal Mail, for the time being please be aware that collections may not be daily. -
- The Gallery Shop is open 10-5pm Wed-Sun and bank holidays in line with Gallery opening hours.
- Click & Collect orders made after Thursday 3pm will not be available for collection until Wednesday 10am -
- Orders sent to the EU and internationally may be subject to local customs charges, for which the customer is liable -
- Friends & Patrons now receive 10% off in the Gallery Shop (not available on the Online Shop). Simply show your membership card at the till -
Click & Collect:
If you're local, why not try our click and collect service. Every purchase helps support us. Simply select 'Pick Up' instead of 'Ship' at the Delivery Method during Check Out.
Click & Collects available from Wednesdays 10-5pm from the Gallery Shop. To pick up on a weekend, order by 3pm on the Thursday before. Please don't come to pick up a Click & Collect order until you have received your 'Ready for Pick-Up' email.
UK shipping starts from £0.95 and increases incrementally to £1.95, £2.95, £3.95, £4.95 and £6.95 for higher value orders (signed for service) or orders that may need to be split into separate parcels.
These costs cover Royal Mail shipping costs and packaging.
We do our absolute best to ship all purchases as soon as possible and aim to send most orders out within 2-3 working days. During busy periods this may increase slightly. Standard UK orders are sent with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Higher value items are sent via Royal Mail recorded delivery. If you require more urgent shipping please get in touch with us prior to ordering by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning: 0208 8299 8741
International Shipping Costs:
Europe shipping starts from £8 and goes up to £12, £16 and £22 for higher value orders.
US, CA, AUS & NZ shipping starts from £12 and goes up to £18, £22, and £36 for higher value and bulky orders.
If you would like to get an item shipped to a country that isn’t listed please email email@example.com with the following:
We will get back to you with a quote as soon as possible.
Our standard International shipping prices do not cover recorded delivery. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss paying extra for this service.
Please note: orders sent to the EU and internationally may be subject to local customs charges, for which the customer is liable.
If you purchase an item and you’re not completely happy with it, you are welcome to return it to us (at your expense) and providing it arrives back safely, and in the exact condition it was sent, we’ll give you a full refund. We comply fully with the distance selling act regulations and you have seven working days from the day after you receive your goods to notify us if you’d like to return anything. If an item arrives damaged please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
We want you to be happy with anything that you purchase from our online shop, so please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll be happy to help.