Capturing the imagination

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25.10.2012

For the first time ever, architecture secrets will be revealed in a unique learning opportunity in the most inspiring of surroundings.

Kielder Water & Forest Park has become the largest open air art and architecture gallery in the country and the award winning Kielder Art & Architecture programme will now play host to a special workshop, called ‘Capture’ thanks to a partnership with the world-renowned Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London).

Peter Sharpe, the programme’s art and architecture curator, said: “This is a first for Kielder Water & Forest Park and it’s a chance for anyone aged 17 and over who is interested in the subject to learn from experimental architects in the most spectacular setting.

“Perhaps you have a fascination for architecture and would like to know more or you’re already working in the field and would like inspiration, fresh direction or a chance to work with experts. It’s a unique opportunity to learn from experimental architects, ScanLAB, in the destination that houses the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architecture) award-winning projects such as Kielder Belvedere, 55/02, and Kielder Observatory.”

Participants will have the chance to use 3D scanning technology to explore Kielder’s wild terrain, capturing unique environmental conditions in fine detail, and learn how they can be reproduced as film and images. Work from the Capture project will be exhibited at a pop-up cinema in Kielder Forest at the end of the day.

Peter added: “Capture has been structured to be informative and fun and will provide practical insights into the ways architects use state of the art digital equipment to ‘capture’ the sites they work with.”

The Capture workshop takes place on Sunday 11 November 2012 at Kielder Castle Visitor Centre and costs £10 a person. To book a place call Hexham Tourist Information Centre on 01434 652 220 (from 9:30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday or 11am – 4pm on Sundays).

The Capture workshop is developed by Kielder Art & Architecture and the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL working with ScanLAB and supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

To find out more about Kielder Water & Forest Park’s art and architecture programme go to www.kielderartandarchitecture.com. For more information about ScanLAB visit www.scanlabprojects.co.uk.  

Kielder Water & Forest Park, which spans 250 square miles, is home to the largest forest in England and the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. It was voted the most tranquil place in England by the Campaign to Protect Rural England. For more information go to www.visitkielder.com.

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For more information contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor (Kielder Water & Forest Park), on 0191 301 5538, 07970 897 756 or philippa.clark@nwl.co.uk.  

Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust is a registered charity working at Kielder to promote sustainable development, provide recreational facilities, improve knowledge of the natural environment and encourage the arts. The Trust works with the range of communities to benefit from these activities.
Members, who have appointed directors/trustees to serve on the board, are Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission, Calvert Trust Kielder and Northumberland County Council. Affiliate organisations that are not members but have a close working relationship with KWFPDT include Arts Council England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, The Scout Association and local decision making bodies such as the parish councils. 

For more information contact Philippa Clark, communications advisor (Kielder Water & Forest Park), on 0191 301 5538, 07970 897 756 or philippa.clark@nwl.co.uk   

Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust is a registered charity working to develop the Park as an inspirational place. It aims to improve economic, social and environmental sustainability, provide public recreation and leisure facilities, facilitate education in all aspects of the natural environment and advance art and architecture in the Park. The Trust works with the range of communities to benefit from these activities.

Members, who have appointed directors/trustees to serve on the board, are Northumbrian Water, Forestry Commission, Calvert Trust Kielder and Northumberland County Council. Affiliate organisations that are not members but have a close working relationship with KWFPDT include Arts Council England, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Environment Agency, The Scout Association and local decision making bodies such as the parish councils.

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