“Cold Steel a Dead Industry” exhibition by Hazel Dixon
Venue: Cargo Fleet
When: 02/03/2017 – 02/04/2017
“Cold Steel a Dead Industry” by Hazel Dixon launched with a preview on Thursday 2nd March 2017 and runs until Friday 31st March 2017.
Hazel Dixon currently experiments with rust as a method of addressing problems in the local community, focusing her work on the steel industry, which has now closed down and has rendered many people unemployed and poverty stricken. She aims to explore the issue by creating art that represents what the industry meant to people and also what it is today. Hazel uses steel plates that are covered in rusted images of the industrial plants and collapsed habitations of Redcar and Middlesbrough. She says “I have chosen to create dark, grungy pieces of art, to represent the struggle of the working class people living in the UK and the feelings people have about the demise of the steel industry within the local community”.