Sue Jane Taylor: updates from the deck
Art and Science / Creativity / Events / Exhibition / feminism / Painting / Scotland

Sue Jane Taylor: updates from the deck

What follows is a sequel to my earlier post: Thursday 21 June: A panel on the top floor of the SDRL, held in conjunction with Taylor’s View from the Deck exhibition at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, brought together 4 women to share their perspectives on the oil and gas industries: Taylor herself, writer Esther Woolfson, Oil & Gas UK CEO Deirdre Michie and, … Continue reading

Decommissioning and the Jigsaw of Alternative Futures
Art and Science / Events / Exhibition / Scotland / University of Aberdeen

Decommissioning and the Jigsaw of Alternative Futures

  Scottish artist Sue Jane Taylor’s The Age of Oil is on display in the SDRL ground-floor gallery until 8 July, feeling like an exhibition from a future which cannot be imagined without engagement with the past. She carefully collects, reassembles and displays the colours, sounds and lives of the manmade metal islands often referred … Continue reading

Huntly: A Place of Inspiration
Archives / Creativity / MLitt / Participatory Art / Postgraduate / Scotland

Huntly: A Place of Inspiration

Stepping from the train, I saw the petite houses of Huntly nestled within the beautiful, green countryside of Aberdeenshire. Adventuring further into the town, I discovered, what I later defined as, an array of “hidden faces” in “beautiful places”, including the dog on the wall in No. 11 Café, the clock’s face observing the square … Continue reading

Reflections on ‘Scottishness’ and Identity
Creativity / MLitt / Participatory Art / Postgraduate / Scotland

Reflections on ‘Scottishness’ and Identity

Upon learning that myself and three other MLitt students were to collaborate with Deveron Projects in Huntly, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I hadn’t been back to Huntly in 6 years (despite my parents only living 25 minutes away) and my limited awareness of the group came from hazy memories of school art projects.  However, … Continue reading

Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE
Archives / Art and Science / Cinema / Creativity / Interview / MLitt / Postgraduate / Scotland / Space / Technology

Harvesting Collections for Social and Scientific Benefit: Hidden Stories at the Herbarium of RBGE

The advent of the era of Big Data has highlighted a truism in scientific discovery: an inference is only as good as the data that underlie it. While it is tempting to believe that large, open-access data repositories are a recent invention, in fact scientific collections such as herbaria have been filling this purpose for … Continue reading