On Saturday 1st June 2013, unit 3 held the first stage of their new archiCHESTER project at the Handel’s Court Gallery in Chester.
During the day long event, various artists and creative individuals all came together to celebrate the heritage and history of the city by looking for and photographing the hidden details that are all around us, but usually get overlooked and simply walked past. These could be anything from intricate stonework details and ornate ironmongery to decaying door frames and faded street signage.
These artefacts were then composed into a number of creative collages and compositions by the participants under the guidance of unit3’s Jay Bowland and Martin Shutt.
The project will continue on the 22nd June 2013 when the participants will all return to the gallery to exhibit their own works created at home in the main archiCHESTER exhibition which is being run in conjunction with the Chester Civic Trust, the RIBA Love Architecture Festival, The Cheshire Society of Architects and the Civic Voice.
To keep in touch with the projects development and ongoing legacy; and to get in contact the whole team, visit the dedicated archiCHESTER website at www.facebook.com/project.archiCHESTER