Gold Street Studios

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  1. Kevin Caulfield

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    We just spent the weekend in Trentham. The last time we were there, last May, we were guests at a wedding, and I was the official photographer. I didn't get a spare moment to check out Gold Street Studios. This time we were staying three nights in a former church at 600 James Lane, East Trentham, and I was delighted to discover that Gold Street Studios is just down the road. So, on Friday, after quite a few pints of beer in The Pig And Whistle in East Trentham, I rang the doorbell at Gold Street. They kindly gave me a quick look around and I left with the latest brochure on their photographic workshops. It's great to see just how many workshops they offer, and I have my eye on a few possible onew for later this year. Can anyone else recommend any courses there, please?
     
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    No, but if print sales do well this year I will definitely send Rae there for a gumbi workshop - I note there are always "booked out" signs on many of the courses month after month, which can only mean one thing
     
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    I did the Albumen workshop with Ellie a couple of years ago and I'm booked in for a copper plate photogravure one in May. I went to the first large format gathering, which now books out in a matter of minutes. It would be great if there were more spaces in it. It's a great weekend. Ellie does a great job and has a really good workshop programme. Go along by all means. Well worth it.

    John.
     
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    gold street studios is a wonderful place! Ellie sets up a multitude of workshops each year with outstanding tutors and excellent darkroom/workroom facilities. I went down for Tim Rudman's lith printing in 2010 and will be attending a gum bichromate workshop later this year. Ellie herself is a master photographer and craftsman.
    Have a look at goldstreetstudios.com.au

    Lyn
     
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    Not sure if you're only thinking of alternative processes, but Richard White over at Mansfield runs an advanced printing course each year for "straight' darkroom printing.
     
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    I've done about three different courses with Richard White and recommend him highly. Gold Street do seem to specialise in alt processes, but they do also have a few standard printing and view camera familiarisation workshops.
     
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    I would think Chris Reids printing course run through GSS would be a winner.
     
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    Gold Street Studios - Reasons to pay a visit .

    Kevin , Gold Street has 'everything NOT digital' look at Ellie`s web-site , I attended one of 'Tim Rudmans' BLEACH & TONING-one-day Workshops , and have phoned-up Ellie from Melbourne and arranged a suitable time to call-in and view the images on display in her superb little Gallery, ( Rudmans 'Iceland images ' & Rudmans ' Trees ' ). Ellie lives on site and will open up the gallery mid-week if the day suits her.
    I have also purchased selected 'toning chemicals' pre ordered and collected when I visited the gallery .

    All courses run at Gold Street Studios would be well worthwhile , in my opinion. Sign-up for her ' NEWSLETTERS ' , and keep up to date .
    ........................... Cheers Barrie B. Melbourne .
     
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    Yes, I rang the doorbell and she gave me a couple of brochures and showed me the little gallery.