Friday 1st November 2013 at 1.00pm
Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42
Sutherland-based artist Sue Jane Taylor is no stranger to extreme working environments. She has worked for over twenty years recording the lives of workers in the North Sea Oil industry on sites such as Piper Alpha, Piper B platform and Flotta Terminal.
A graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, the Slade School of Fine Art, London and Konsthogskolan, Stockholm, Sue Jane Taylor is a recipient of the Glenfiddich Living Scotland Award and has held previous residencies at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and the Armidale Gallery and Museum in New South Wales, Australia.
Her recent project has documented the Beatrice Project off the Caithness coast which aims to assess the feasibility of large scale deep water offshore wind farms. Her work raises important questions about the relationship between art, environment and industry. The human element of labour in relation to environment is a particular focus of her work.
This project is currently on exhibition at Aberdeen Maritime Museum