Welcome to the website of James Milne

"Throughout Europe, at present, surviving examples of industrial architecture are mostly non-functional, if not abandoned. Their demolition continues to produce complex and often highly sensitive associations with loss and hardship, raising questions of regional identity in the process.

Excavating the fragmented histories preserved (or not) in archives and memories, James Milne’s practice is concerned with the development of a visual dialogue between drawing and photography. The diversity of media and imagery hopes to articulate a tangible sense of an endangered architectural environment while evading a singular perspective, moving between documentary photography and emotive mark-making to construct a personal archive of harsh, impersonal spaces and intimate responses.

Ultimately, the increasingly fragmented physical history of heavy industrial production in Europe might be reconstructed as something new, a rich visual journey rather than a mournful silence."

Kenneth Trayner