The Inverness Darkroom is a voluntary organisation which aims to:
- provide a year-round darkroom facility for members
- provide regular analogue photography workshops
- become a self-sustaining visual arts space
The darkroom has 8 enlarger bays with Durst, LPL, and DeVere enlargers capable of handling negatives from 35mm to large format (5×4). All enlargers are equipped with timers, masking frames and focus scopes. The wet area has an abundance of processing trays, timers, measuring cylinders, tongs and print washers and negative/print driers.
There are three large sinks for processing and print washing in the main darkroom, and a smaller separate space for film development.
Who we are:
The Inverness Darkroom was established in 2019 by Matt Sillars, Rachel Fermi and Brian McIntosh.
The Current Committee (Committee Roles and Holders from AGM, Oct 2023)
Grants and Fundraising
Social Media and Digital Marketing x 2
Non office bearing committee members x 3
The Inverness Darkroom has been very generously supported by Wasps who have completely renovated the old Inverness College darkrooms previously located in the building, and by AG Photographic who have been sponsors of the darkroom since its inception.
Darkroom and camera equipment has been kindly donated by a number of photography organizations across Scotland, including Talk See Photography and The Old Printing Works, as well as a number of individuals.
Inverness College UHI joinery and electrical departments, and their 2018-19 students, generously donated their time and expertise in setting up the working spaces.