Awesome Beauty: The Art of Industrial Britain

Lachlan Goudie explores Britain’s spectacular industrial landscapes and the artists and artworks inspired by them in a passionate and thought-provoking journey that challenges our national stereotypes. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK visiting an impressive range of industrial sites from shipyards to quarries, mines to abandoned wind tunnels, steelworks to space age laboratories, Goudie builds a surprising and compelling alternative picture of Britain.

Featuring revelatory industrial art by the likes of JMW Turner, Graham Sutherland and photographer Maurice Broomfield, the film reveals the awesome beauty, drama and significance of our industrial heritage and proves there’s so much more to these isles than the picture postcard cliche of a ‘green and pleasant land’.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever, and so is Lachlan Goudie

Sunday Times