Jane Hyslop, a lecturer at ECA since 1990 is well known for her historical and political documentation using drawing, print and book arts. Jane has documented the decline of the mining industry, the dereliction of former mine workings, railways and other man made sites in parallel with the regeneration of the land in her native Midlothian.

The flora and fauna that quickly populate deserted places fascinate her and recording this on-going transformation is at the forefront of her work. Over recent years her interests have broadened with explorations into aspects of land management through the study of forests, planned gardens and estates. The underlying thrust of her work examines the push and pull of the relationship between human activity and nature’s resilience.