The week will be split between led workshops with a specific focus and time to develop your own work in response and/or pursue other directions. Students will be able to select 3 out of a possible 5 day long artist led workshops to participate in during the week.



Contributing Practitioners


Jessica Lennan
Assistant Director

Jessica Lennan (b.1982, Berlin/ Germany) is a photographer and Lecturer based in the South West of England. Her work is a careful and sensitive investigation of the social environment and more specifically of the relationship between people and places.

She graduated from the Ostkreuzschool for Photography (Berlin/Germany) in 2009 and completed an MA in Photography and the Book at Plymouth University (UK) in 2012. Her work has been exhibited in Berlin, Paris and at several places in the South West of England. Lennan is also Co-Director and Co-Founder of DODO PHOTO, a gallery and project space for contemporary photography in Exeter.

Stephen Raff

Stephen Raff is a photographic artist working primarily with wet-plate collodion photography and a keen interest in film and alternative processes. His work investigates the relationship between nature and the human mind, using his photographic practice and imagery to share his own emotional response to this interaction and to raise awareness. 

He currently teaches the wet-plate process and works in collaboration with other photographers and artists as well as offering private commissions.

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Nicky Thompson
Visiting Artist

Nicky Thompson is an artist living and working on Dartmoor. The surroundings have often been a rich source of inspiration for her and have become an essential element in her work.

Her MA in Photography focused on experimental photographic practises leading her to create a strikingly innovative contemporary photographic portrait archive of Moretonhampstead (a small town on Dartmoor) using the Wet Plate Collodion process, a large format 8x10” camera and a portable darkroom. She is currently involved in the two year community project ‘Growing Dartmoor’.


Sian Bonnell
Visiting Artist

Sian Bonnell is a UK based artist living in West Yorkshire and teaching at Manchester Metropolitan University where she is Reader in Photography.  Sian was awarded the Photoworks Senior Research Fellowship at the British School at Rome in 2011; her images are exhibited and published widely.

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Alice Mary Audrey Kerr
Head Cook

Alice has shared her food with people all over the world - in refugee camps, at glamorous parties, on mountain tops, on film sets, to people on the street and family and friends. For so many of us, the change in seasons means a shift in our approach to lifestyle, diet and health, for Alice it’s the perfect time to celebrate all the benefits that come with eating plenty of fresh, seasonal fruit, vegetables and salads. 

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Elizabeth-Jane Baldry
Harp and Folk Tales

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry is a Westcountry harpist who performs internationally. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC, and Irish, Japanese, Danish, and Canadian film, radio and television. She is the only silent movie harpist in the world performing live to cinema screenings of early film. She also directs and produces films of British fairytales and is lucky enough to own a magical ten acre wood in the Dartmoor National Park where she grows trees, keeps bees, and brews tea in a twig kettle.


Tazelaar Stevenson

Tazelaar Stevenson is a printmaker/artist. Alongside his visual practice, Tazelaar is also a keen birdwatcher.  Scanning the landscape, honing in on movement, listening, fieldcraft and tracking are keys to connecting to the landscape. To feel it’s pace and rhythm. To feel connected. During the week Taz is going to lead birding walks, encouraging a way of looking and listening that will feed into the photography workshops.