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Industry + Aesthetics

Selected dates from Wednesday 25 September 2019 to Sunday 27 October 2019

New Lanark World Heritage Site

Title: STEEL REMAINS. A black and white still of the cooling towers of Ravenscraig, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. c. 1991

The chosen images exhibited at Industry + Aesthetics represent so much of who we are: the everyday life, the exceptional worker, the marginalised group, the ignored and undervalued people and places within our industrial heritage. These photographs were chosen as a result of a ‘crowd sourcing’ exercise, where participants were invited to reflect emotionally on a range of industry-themed images. Their reactions ranged from beauty to fear.

Through challenging visual and emotional displays, the Industry + Aesthetics exhibition invites the viewer to consider their own national heritage by experiencing the industrial spaces of Scotland.

Free Photography Workshops 

  • Saturday 28 September (open to all), 10am - 1pm
  • Saturday 5 October (ages 12-16), 10am - 1pm

Each workshop is for photography enthusiasts at both beginner and intermediate level.

All participants can view the exhibitions, discuss technical issues, learn some photographic top tips and carry out some ‘hands on’ photographic projects. There is an opportunity for participants to post their workshop images on New Lanark’s social media if they wish.

Booking for the workshops is essential. registration will be available soon. 

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Select from 25 available dates until Sun 27 Oct 2019

(This calendar is for informational purposes only, please select a date when booking your tickets.)