Arty Act: Cyanotype Drawing
Artist Matthew Bromhead invites you to create a cyanotype drawing. The cyanotype process is a simple, analogue process of exposing a drawing onto a sheet of coated, photosensitive paper (or other surface) via the sun. The unpredictable results during the development of this image allows a great range of experimentation.
Follow Matt’s guide to make your own drawing at home!
Cyanotype drawing instructions
You will need:
- 1 x Cyanotype Solution: You can order these easily and inexpensively online, and the kit will come with two bottles (Solution A and B), or 1 bottle which has both solutions pre-mixed for you.
- 1 x sheet of Arches Aquarelle paper.
- 1 x Acetate sheet. Anything transparent really - this is what you will draw your image on.
- 1 x Lumocolour pen or simple texta - anything that will draw onto an acetate sheet.
- 1 x soft bristle brush and pair of latex gloves.
- 1 x tray filled with water, either a baking tray or similar such container.
Get to know Matthew Bromhead:
Matt Bromhead works between sculpture and drawing. In 2008 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, UNSW, and since then has held solo exhibitions at Ray Hughes Gallery (2012), Bathurst Regional Gallery (2016), Galerie Pompom (2018) and Chalkhorse gallery (2020). His work has been selected for numerous awards and prizes including the Lloyd Rees Drawing and Painting Prize (Winner, 2007), The Churchie emerging artist award (2010), Hazelhurst Art on Paper award (2017, Highly Commended 2019), The Paddington Art Prize (2018) and the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize (2020). Bromhead has participated in residencies both nationally and internationally including the Bundanon Trust studio residency (2013, 2014), St Josephs College Artist in Residence (2017), CAMAC Studio Residency in Marnay-Sur-Seine, France, and in 2019 was the inaugural recipient of the Kedewatan Studio Residency in Ubud, Indonesia.