Backwater open call for darkroom users




Located in Cork City Centre, Backwater Artists Group provide high quality, well-equipped, secure studio spaces for artists.  Launched in 2018, this darkroom was designed not only to meet the needs of lens-based artists at Backwater Artists Group but to also address the deficit of darkroom facilities in Cork City following the closure of other studios in recent years.

Backwater Artists Group welcomes submissions from photographers and lens-based artists who have need of a darkroom facility and associated digital production facility. Each darkroom membership will be available for the duration of one year.

Application Forms are now available from the BAG office or you can download here Backwater Darkroom Submission Form – Sept 2019

Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 13 September 2019


Heated darkroom space with access to temperature controlled water for processing and washing
24 Hour access (12 hours per week)
Access to two enlargers with ability to print 35mm and Medium format Chemicals used in the darkroom are disposed of by Backwater Artists Group Capacity to tray process colour prints if required

1 x 3 meter sink for print processing
Film Drying Unit
One materials storage cupboard per user

Digital Access

Access to hot desk in digital space
Access to full Adobe suite via 27” iMac
Epson V750 Scanner with capacity to scan all film formats from 35mm to 8×10

Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork. T 021-4961002 E W