You might want to commemorate someone who was once in your life and now isn’t, a particular time or place that you don’t want to forget about, a pet, a friend, or a relative, or whatever else you’d like to remember!
Working with photographer Brian Hartley and artist Eoin McKenzie, you will take part in a small number of workshops where we will share stories, work with different kinds of objects and materials to make photographs, and most importantly – have fun!
The photographs created in the session will become part of a photography exhibition travelling with Shotput’s Scottish tour of their new work Totentanz – a show exploring death with dark humour and an open heart.
The workshops will take place in Mareel on the following dates:
Wed 21st June – 7-9pm
Thurs 22nd June – 7-9pm
Friday 23rd June – 7-9pm
Sat 24th June – 10am – 4pm
How to Sign Up
If you are interested in taking part please email Eoin, Shotput’s Engagement Co-Ordinator, on
You will need to be able to:
• attend all workshop dates
• be happy working in a group setting
• be open to experimenting with materials provided to you and to bringing in
your own personal belongings to work with
It would be great to know some details about you – your age, if you can attend all the sessions, and why you’d like to take part.
There are between 8 and 12 spaces in the group for this project and spaces will be assigned based on a diversity within the creative group across ages, experience, and interests.
Totentanz - Performance
What if, when we die, we don't need to balance our accounts? What if, instead, we need to make a dance? A dance of death.
‘Totentanz’ is a live show and community photographic project that approaches death with dark humour and an open heart.
Two performers in a dance-hall setting try to create the perfect dance of death - and fail each time. Over the course of an hour they try out different shapes, different styles, different (sometimes glittering) costumes - trying and failing, laughing, kicking, and screaming, all in an effort to make the perfect totentanz. The photographic project creates a space for the local community to share stories and create images of death and life.
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 September - book tickets here.