North East Topographica
The North East of England has a rich industrial heritage which is reflected in the makeup of its population and its landscape. As the traditional forms of employment in heavy engineering have dwindled new forms of employment, notably leisure and tourism, have taken over as major employers, with correspondingly different demands on the man-made landscape in the forms of building and transport infrastructure. My work aims to tell something of the North East's relationship with its landscape. How that landscape has been shaped by the economic fortunes of the past and present, and some of the contradictions, the nostalgia and the aspirations of the population with regards to its environment.
Tanya Ahmed • Rob Birrell • Dewald Botha • Rob Brisco • Keith Greenough • Nigel Haworth • Peter Mansell •