7th June 2006 to 12th August 2006
The photographs in this exhibition date from 1980, when Richard Grassick, as newly installed Photographer in residence at Darlington Arts Centre, set about documenting the shop floor workers in Darlington’s factories. At that time, Cummins like now was one of the largest employers in the town. Production was based on the moving production line, a system long since replaced by computer-managed bespoke production processes. This exhibition includes a series of portraits of the workers of Cummins in 1980. Some have passed on, many have retired, and a few are still at the factory today. Richard hopes to be able to invite some of the people in this exhibition to a special opening event on 7th June.