Moments on Mendip

Creating a Photographic Impression of the Mendips Hills – Then and Now

Moments on Mendip is a project to create a community-led photographic exhibition of the spectacular Mendip Hills landscape. This project will encourage people to spend time in this exceptional landscape, to learn how to capture effective landscape images that celebrate the special qualities of the  Mendip Hills and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

There are 12 special qualities that make Mendip an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – from caves and limestone grasslands to drystone walls and ancient human settlements (find out more on the AONB website).

With support from Seed The Mendip Hills AONB Service will work with partner organisations (The Windrose Rural Media Trust, The Mendip Society and Somerset Film) and local photographers to capture these qualities on camera.

In a special exhibition in the Autumn the images will be brought together to transform Cheddar Gorge into a digital gallery through outdoor projections onto rock faces to celebrate and showcase the local landscape and local talent.

It is hoped that through the project local people will find a greater understanding and appreciation of the exceptional Mendip Hills landscape, and that new visitors from more urban local communities will be tempted to enjoy the art and nature of the hills.


Photographer Wanted

A lead artist is sought to capture a series of photographic images through the year and to lead two workshops to build skills and inspire local community to take and submit images for an outdoor projected exhibition of photos in August.  The artists brief can be downloaded here and applications are sought by 11pm on 5 March 2023.