If you are interested in becoming our darkroom member, please email us with your request. As part of your membership, we will ensure that you are familiar with the equipment, able to work in the darkroom without supervision and that you are aware of the health risks associated with working with darkroom chemicals.
The darkroom membership will not only give you access to our darkroom, but also discount prices for film, papers, chemicals, 2 free hours in the darkroom and priority notification of various workshops before the general public announcement. You will also be eligible for discounted rates for selected workshops.
Darkroom hire rates include limited amount of chemicals but exclude papers and negatives sleeves. Extra chemicals and papers can be purchased in the darkroom if needed.
The darkroom has processing tanks for 35mm and 120mm film rolls, film drying cabinet, enlargers for 4×5, 6×6 and 35mm printing, various sizes of processing trays, up to 20×30″, and a heat press for fibre based prints.
Membership fee structure is $85 joining fee and $35 per year thereafter, ($75/ $30 Concession).
Booking rates per person @ $25 per hour. Prices exclude GST. Concession rate applies to Full-time Student Card holders and Healthcare Card holders and includes discounts on all consumables.
The darkroom is capped at 2 people per session. Single bookings are possible at an extra charge. Please contact us for rates. Booking can be made 3 days prior and payment will be required upon entry to the darkroom. Credit cards or Eftpos payments are welcome.
If you are interested in film processing and printing, but have no previous or limited experience, we are able to set you up in one of our start up workshops or a private session catering for your needs. Just let us know when you’d like to start.
By offering various workshops for BW film processing and printing, we cater for photographers of all levels of experience.
We have teamed up with ILFORD for supplies of all chemistry, papers and film. We also have a limited stock of FOMA papers and film. All stock is available to the public at regular prices.