It is definitely strange seeing it in print but the Island Arts Centre Programme arrived this morning and there in black and white was my Hilden Urban Decay exhibition.

“Through the Mill, a series of thought-provoking images by a local photographer, captures a living history of aspects of Lisburn’s industrial past. ”

A two hundred year story ended in 2006 with the closure of Hilden Mill – ‘Through the Mill’, a final chapter,


DATE: Wed 13 Oct – Sat 23 Oct 2010

Island Arts Centre : Lisburn Civic Centre, The Island, Lisburn

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offers us a unique opportunity to see the mill as it is now and a chance to imagine something of the lives of generations of mill workers.

The images challenge us to consider our heritage – what has gone before, what will never return, what is our legacy, and what will become of an architectural and industrial landmark on our doorstep?

‘This series transcends location, with its images capturing urban decay, the natural world and the minutiae of our daily routine, challenging us to consider the supposed silence of the past and our place in the present’.

It is obviously a daunting experience as this is my first photography exhibition, if you are free during the week I’d appreciate you calling in for a viewing. As a novice on a steep learning curve all feedback or advice is greatly appreciated.


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