Nicky Bird

Beneath the Surface / Hidden Place,    Ardler Memory Map 2009

In its final phase of regeneration, Ardler was one of six locations across Scotland to take part in Beneath the Surface / Hidden Place.  The photography project explores the physical and emotional effect of economic change and regeneration.  As the last multi was demolished in June 2007, four local residents began working alongside artist Nicky Bird to create a series of images for the project.  Six are included in the Memory Map. 

Family snaps in hand, the collaborators took Nicky to the spot where their original photograph was taken, helping to photograph what stand there today.  Placing the older image inside the new brought past and present together, hinting at elusive personal memories and finding new ways to describe recent effect of Ardler’s history.

Use this map to trace the residents memories and follow the route to see where the photographs were taken and what the residents have to say about Ardler past.

Produced in collaboration with Karen Hamilton, Martin Peter, Mark Scott and Lesley Weir and special thanks to Alastair MacLeod and the Ardler Village Trust and all the residents of Ardler.

A5 size (148 x 210mm)
5 Pages, (colour)
various illustrations / images


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