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Conversations in Creativity: John Puttick

with Gareth Gardner (photographer & journalist), and in association with Blueprint & North Lancashire Society of Architects

Time & Date: 6-8pm , Wednesday 2nd November

John Puttick - John Puttick Associates

in conversatiion with Gareth Gardner
(journalist & photographer)

The international architect behind the redevelopment of Preston's Grade II-listed bus station will lead a Conversations in Creativity event about architecture.

Architect John Puttick joins Gareth Gardner, photographer & journalist for Blueprint, the magazine which covers architecture, design and art. Gareth will moderate a discussion about John's projects across the globe and his design inspirations, followed by a Q&A session, and opportunities for audience members to ask questions.

The Conversation in Creativity event has been organised by Creative Lancashire, and presented in association with Blueprint and the North Lancashire Society of Architects (NLSA) - a branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

It's not just aimed at industry practitioners, it's also open to students and people with a general interest in the creative process.

Ticket admission includes a drinks reception on the balcony, as well as access to the gallery spaces and current exhibits.

This is the latest in the series of Conversations in Creativity events where people get exclusive opportunities to get up close and gain an insight into designers, musicians, writers and and other creative practitioners  to discuss their life, work and inspirations.


Admission includes a drinks reception on the balcony, as well as access to the gallery spaces and current exhibits. Tickets are priced at £6 (£4 NLSA/RIBA members & concessions), and are available via the Skiddle event page.

John Puttick - BA Dip Arch ARB RIBA, is a British architect based in London and New York. He established his studio - John Puttick Associates - in 2014 having worked for several years on major building projects in the UK, Europe and China. His studio has designed a number of residential projects in the United States and their first completed work was the Surge Gallery for emerging artists in Beijing. Currently, the practice is short-listed for another RIBA competition for the redevelopment of Tristan da Cunha, the most remote inhabited island in the world located in the South Atlantic. Last year John Puttick Associates won the prestigious Preston Bus Station competition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Gareth Gardner is a photographer and journalist, specialising in architecture and design and based in London. Gareth is former editor of interiors magazine FX, features editor of architectural weekly Building Design and contributes to many different publications including a regular photography slot in FX and a series of major combined words/photographic features for Blueprint magazine. Gareth's work has been widely published in books, magazines and newspapers around the world.

Conversations in Creativity is a series of events where creatives from across the principles, crafts and disciplines explore how inspiration from around the world informs process. Previous events have featured Wayne & Gerardine Hemingway, Gary Aspden (Adidas), Pete Fowler (Illustrator/Animation Film Maker/Designer), Donna Wilson (Designer) and a series of events during the Guild Festival with Nick Park (Aardman), Lemn Sissay (Poet) and Jeanette Winterson (Author) - hosted by Dave Haslam & John Robb.


Harris Museum & Art Gallery
Market Square

Tel: 01772 258248