This exhibition marks the passing of long-standing industrial communities in two related towns, Wolsingham in Weardale, and Bremerhaven in northern Germany. Both have become the victim of Europe’s de-industrialisation. Weardale Castings in Wolsingham finally closed in 2008, the SSW Schichau Seebeck Shipyard in Bremerhaven in 2009. These large-format colour prints celebrate the monumental nature of the work that was carried out in Wolsingham and Bremerhaven. Taken in 2003 at the SSW Schichau Seebeck Shipyard, and in 2006 at Wolsingham’s Weardale Castings, they are a final farewell to a way of life.
The Exhibition will be held in the Decisive Moment Gallery, part of the Darlington Media Workshop.
It will run from the 5th June until 3rd August (Check the left-hand column of our website for Opening Times)