Meg Auld

Burning Dust

Burning Dust shares the history of women’s contribution to the industrial age in Scotland. The materials included reference the volatile landscape of the Ardeer sandhills (Stevenston coastline, Scotland) where the Nobel and ICI Chemical factory was situated, the world’s first dynamite manufacturer. The objects reproduced from family heirlooms reveal the labour-intensive and fatal past of the factory workers, expanding on the roles women have played out with a traditional domestic setting.

About the Artist

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Meg Auld is a visual artist born and based in Glasgow, Scotland. Her work pays homage to her family heritage, researching the duality between industrial labour and domestic care. Her most recent work shares the history of women’s contribution to the industrial age in Scotland through photo-ethnographic practice, referencing a labour intensive past. She has recently received her First Class Bachelors Degree in Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art. In which time she worked alongside sculpture and installation as well as building a photographic body of work. She has supported arts organisations and local artists in her home city, running workshops, educational visits and offering studio support alongside exhibiting her own work. She is invested in expanding the appreciation and acknowledgement of female photographers in Scotland.