Touring Exhibition: AGE OF OIL - Artwork by Sue Jane Taylor

Touring Exhibition: AGE OF OIL - Artwork by Sue Jane Taylor

Sue Jane Taylor has worked in some of the most remote and challenging industrial environments in Scotland, yet through her work she brings personal, often poignant moments of recollection to describe a unique period in human history
- the Age of Oil.

In 2017, the National Museums Scotland exhibition Age of Oil showcased the work that visual artist Sue Jane Taylor had created in response to the decommissioning of structures in the North Sea.


We are delighted to be able to open an adaptation of the exhibition here in Aberdeen, a place so closely connected with the artist's subject.


Image: View from Market Street, Aberdeen Harbour, 2015

© Sue Jane Taylor


Exploring the people and places of Scotland's offshore energy industry through the eyes of a visual artist, this is a social history document that includes works of art and diary entries.

Image: Eddie Campbell, Weldex Cranes, Inverness, 2012

© Sue Jane Taylor


Focusing on four key projects: Aberdeen Harbour, the Murchison Field, the Brent Field and the Beatrice Wind Farm Demonstration Project, the exhibition raises questions between art, environment and industry while revealing an insight into life on board a North Sea platform.

Image: The Brent Field, 2016, Shell UK Limited

© Sue Jane Taylor



This exhibition has been developed in association with National Museums Scotland.

It is supported by Capturing the Energy

Our thanks to the following for the loan of artworks and objects to this exhibition.

  • Sue Jane Taylor
  • Shell UK Limited
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections
  • Survitec



There will be a series of events to accompany this exhibition.

Details will appear here shortly.

Image: Murchison control room, 2014

© Sue Jane Taylor


Hosted by
Special Collections Centre, University of Aberdeen
The Sir Duncan Rice Library

For further details contact:

Jennifer Shaw, Exhibitions Officer (Special Collections)

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