Featuring works from her residences on North Sea oil platforms over the past decade, Sue Jane Taylor’s Age of Oil at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine captures day to day life and work on the rigs, bearing witness to the decline of the oil and gas industry and documenting the developments in renewable energy in Scotland.
“Visually, these offshore installations are brutal, not bonnie…Located in ever-changing, remote natural environments, over the years they have taken on their own individual social atmosphere created by people who have personalised their offshore work spaces. I found it poignant watching workers, who have had life-long attachments to their platform shut it down, abandon their work site and end its life.”
Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
Linthouse Building, Harbour Rd
Irvine KA12 8BT