Friday, 19 June 2009

Dysart Artworks

The wall in the photographs was designed by Donald Urquhart
with a text by Thomas A Clark, in collaboration with City Design
landscape architects. It was part of a regeneration project by Fife
Council in the old mining village of Dysart.

Aurora and Flora were the names of coal barges working out
of Dysart harbour in the early 20th century. The work was
intended as a reminder of the village's mining history as well
as a message of hope and regrowth for the future.

Before completion of the project, in April 2008, the wall was
demolished on 'safety' grounds and in response to 'public demand'.

Photographs by Liane Bauer