I am very pleased to have two pieces of work included in the “Localism” exhibition at mima. It is a show that celebrates art and culture on Teesside and specifically the culture of Middlesbrough from its start as a small village in the early nineteen hundreds. The development was based on first finding ironstone locally to a steel industry that build the majority of significant bridges across the world and contributed around 20% of the wealth of the country. This has now been run into the ground and the area is trying to reinvent itself. The featured image is called “Target” as I feel the industry has been sacrificed.
This shows my exhibits in the gallery. The other piece is called:”Memorial Window for an Ailing Industry”. It is collaged from a brokes stained glass window signifying the blast furnace, a broken and refired sheet of glass fused with metal oxides, a piece of metal slag, glass screen printed with a photo of the blast works and a piece that looks like a black cloud hanging over the industry.