Adam Heiss and Martene Rourke/ Network Traces

This photographic series, Network Traces, depicts places where railway lines were previously in operation but now lie abandoned or in alternative states of use. Despite a preeminent role in the development of the modern railway, Britain has closed down a considerable amount of its track and began doing so as early as 1851. Today these lost lines exist in a variety of different states, often lying forgotten as wilderness encroaches upon these formerly strident, man-made structures. These lines exist as recycled spaces, showing the city as an organic subject to constant change and rebirth and are one of the few positive aspects of such closures.

Join us for an informal launch in the Cornerhouse bar on Thu 30 May, where there will be a chance to meet the artists and toast the new exhibition.

More information on the artists can be found here.