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The Architecture Centre
Narrow Quay

13 Sep - 22 Oct 2017


Discover how Bristol’s colourful houses are transforming the city

Celebrating colour and place, this pop-up exhibition of photographs by Jess Siggers (@PorthJess) was first shown during a colourful event for Bristol Doors Open Days festival 2017 at Paintworks. Stride Treglown hosted a series of short talks and debates with a range of speakers including architects, photographers and the creators of Bristol Colour Capital.

Bristol Colour Capital is an initiative which celebrates the city’s colourful houses and the effects they have on people and place. Supported by Bristol City Council, ‘Bristol Colour Capital’ encourages more people to paint their homes a bright colour, whilst making use of the Council’s Warm Up Bristol scheme, which offers grants for homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

Stride Treglown believe that the Bristol Colour Capital initiative could bring many benefits, including an increase in tourism, a healthier home, happier residents and reduced crime, whilst showing off the city’s reputation for fun, creativity and self-expression. As well as saving people money, the scheme could also be a huge step towards the city reaching its target to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The Architecture Centre are delighted to exhibit Jess’s photographs from the Paintworks event and showcase the excellent project of Bristol Colour Capital by Stride Treglown. Visit the pop-up exhibit in the foyer of the gallery.

Bristol Colour Capital is the first idea launched from Stride Treglown’s ‘52 Big Ideas for Bristol’ publication – download for free. To read more about the Bristol Colour Capital project and the event click here.

Bristol Colour Capital is a project by Stride Treglown.