A new exhibition showcasing the visual impact, drama and power of Scotland’s industrial past goes on display at New Lanark this weekend.
Industry and Aesthetics will feature survey photography of industrial sites which forms part of the National Record of the Historic Environment, maintained by Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
The images shine a spotlight on Scotland’s industrial heritage, capturing aspects from the everyday to the exceptional and the undervalued.
The photographs were chosen for the exhibition as a result of a crowd-sourcing exercise, which invited participants to look at the images and choose which words, feelings and emotions were conjured up by each.
The collection will also be presented alongside projects from students at the Mackintosh School of Architecture.
Miriam McDonald, Industrial Survey & Record Projects Manager at HES and curator of the exhibition, said: “The purpose of this exhibition is very much to capture those first emotions that grab us all when we look at an industry for the first time.
“Within the images on display you can sense excitement, sadness, awe, poignancy, pride and danger. As part of my job I have the privilege of visiting and researching the extent of our industrial nation, and Industry + Aesthetics is very much a celebration of this heritage.”
Industry + Aesthetics will be on display at New Lanark until October 27, 2019.
Entry to the exhibition is free.
Find out more here.