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Embedding. [Exhibition]



The partnership between Gray's School of Art (Robert Gordon University) and RockRose Energy has been one of unexpected outcomes. By placing students within the workplace and challenging them to respond to the threads that connect the people who make those places what they are, both the students and the employees have reassessed the image of the North Sea oil industry. Where the stereotypical image may be one of heavy industry, the outcomes that the students have produced in collaboration with RockRose Energy have seen it squarely through the lens of a people-centric workplace. As such, this exhibition presented the development and achievements of local talent, whilst telling distinctly human stories. Stories that are not often seen from an industry that typically has its most iconic structures seated just over the horizon. The exhibition showcased a mix of work from all ten students, who have received support and mentoring through this ongoing collaboration. Bringing together photography, sculpture, painting, sound art and graphic design, these works highlight the progressive creative trajectory experienced by these students as a direct result of this project.


Embedding. [Exhibition]. Exhibited 19 October - 10 November 2019, Look Again Project Space, Aberdeen.

Exhibition Performance Type Exhibition
Start Date Oct 19, 2019
End Date Nov 10, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 19, 2023
Publicly Available Date May 4, 2023
Keywords Oil industry in art; Offshore workers in art; Oil and gas industry; Offshore workforces; Offshore communities; Oral histories; Lived experiences
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