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Mo Coade

Colour Drift


St Anthony’s tar works on the Tyne closed in 1983 after 60 years of coal tar fractionation. 

‘…fract…’ is a collection of imagery reflecting the memories of the North East of England’s industrial heritage. The dwindling physical remains of the shipyards, glassworks, coal, chemical and steel processes belie the still vivid memories of these local industries in the minds of the people that worked them. 

Mo Coade is a local artist and photographer, living in Saltburn and working with Nikon cameras. She retired from teaching photography and art almost three years ago and now devotes her time to what she loves most. Photography.