Local photographers supporting new Etherow Building
Fri, 13 November 2009
Students from Tameside College have been working with staff from Pennine Care and Consort Healthcare to create new photographs of the local area which will be displayed at the new Mental Health Institute, Etherow Building.
As part of this initiative, Balfour Beatty Capital funded a project which invited five art students from Tameside College to take photos of Ashton-under-Lyne and the surrounding area, and produce a set of images for exhibition.
After submission to Pennine Care for judging, the best images from each student were chosen to be framed for display in areas which will provide interest and stimulus for service users and visitors.
The photographs were handed over to the Trust in a ceremony at Tameside College. Pennine Care Chief Executive John Archer said: “The project has produced some outstanding photographic images of the local area. The photographs will be displayed throughout the Etherow Building. The pictures will contribute to the well being of all the people who will use the building, their themes resonating with those who will view the work.”
Tameside College Photography Course Leader Irena Siwiak Atamewan said, “The students involved have reflected on this experience as being daunting to start with but have reaped the benefits of becoming more confident and prepared with what lies ahead.” The Principal of Tameside College, Peter Ryder added “This has been a very positive and challenging experience for students which I feel greatly enhances their learning experience.”
Consort Healthcare Project Director, Ken Clark said, “The new hospital will bring state-of-the-art healthcare facilities to Tameside. Consort Healthcare is pleased to be able to support this project which celebrates the local area.”