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Age of Oil: artwork by Sue Jane Taylor

2017

Abstract

The book accompanies the multi-media exhibition on show at the National Museum of Scotland 21 July - 5 November 2017, featuring the artwork of Sue Jane Taylor. The artist is no stranger to extreme working environments, having worked for over thirty years recording the lives of workers in the North Sea oil industry. Her work now extends to the offshore renewable energy industry. The exhibition and the book bring a unique perspective to the relationship between art, environment and industry while revealing a relatively alien way of life on board a North Sea oil platform. Among other themes, it will consider the future of energy in Scotland. The book also includes an introductory essay by Elsa Cox, Senior Curator of Technology at National Museums Scotland, illustrated by relevant objects from the Museum collections. By drawing together spectacular objects from collections in the UK and beyond - including paintings, costumes, jewellery, documents, weapons and glassware - the book features an array of treasures brought together especially for the exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

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