24 October 2012 - 08 November 2012
3:00 PM - 8:00 AM
Pugin Centre, High Street, Cheadle
As part of the ongoing Pugin Bicentenary Celebrations 2012, Urban Vision North Staffordshire, the architecture and urban design centre, is launching a fantastic free photographic competition entitled 'Pugin in the Landscape' as part of the funding programme from the Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands and Communities Mean Business LEADER funding (part of the Rural Development Programme for England).
North Staffordshire, home to 'Pugin Land', celebrates the bicentenary of one of the foremost architects of the Victorian age - A.W.N Pugin and his Gothic revival architecture. This photographic competition and exhibition aims to celebrate the buildings including 'Pugin's Gem' St Giles Cheadle, Alton Towers, Cotton College and Alton Castle and the Hospital of St John to name a few.
We are inviting the communities of North Staffordshire to seize the opportunity to capture these magnificent buildings in the bicentenary 201 forming a community photographic collection of A.W.N Pugin’s work in the area. We encourage people to explore these buildings indoors, outdoors, from a distance and close-up.
Pugin in the Landscape photographic entries will be exhibited in the Pugin Centre from 29 November 2012 and awards for the best photograph in each category will be presented at the exhibition launch event on that date.
How to enter: The deadline for entries is 3pm on Thursday 8 November 2012. Further details including guidelines and rules are included on the entry forms, which can be either collected from Cheadle Library, Pugin Centre, Cheadle or at www.uvns.org.
Hannah Barter, a director of Urban Vision Enterprise CIC, who is leading the project, said: 'This is an exciting opportunity to observe different peoples perspectives of Pugin’s work in North Staffordshire. I myself have seen some fantastic views of Pugin’s work set in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside as well as detailed images of the pattern work in places such as St Giles, Cheadle. The opportunity for variety and inspiration is enormous'.
For further information on the events either visit the Pugin Centre, High Street, Cheadle or visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com.
This photographic competition is made possible with thanks to funding from Heritage Lottery Fund West Midlands and LEADER Communities Mean Business.