Shadows In Another Light
Art Sunderland Tyne And Wear

Shadows In Another Light

Art In Sunderland, Tyne And Wear

Artwork of a steel tree that stands at the location of an actual riverside crane.

The north east has long been known for its history and expertise in shipbuilding and I remember looking out at the cranes on the banks of Tyne from the bedroom window when I would visit my grandparents.

Sitting on the banks of the River Wear is a huge metal tree made from recycled steel called Shadows In Another Light. It is made from the parts including rivets, nuts, and bolts of the actual crane that stood at this exact location!

Two more curious things that are nearby are a little telescope and a pattern sandblasted onto the pavement. If you were to sit at the telescope and look through it, it points at a convex mirror on top of the pedestal which reflects the pattern on the ground showing a 100 metre long anamorphic carving of a crane.

Pattern photo by https://www.vads.ac.uk/

Surrounding the concrete plinth are 16 plaques showcasing various local views and maritime items. They were actually created by local blind and partially sighted residents.

Shown on the plaques are the nearby Monkwearmouth Bridge, the Lambton Worm from Penshaw Monument fame and a windmill which could be the Fullwell Mill or the Whitburn Mill.

Nearby are sculptures of concrete nuts and bolts.

The Shadows in Another Light exhibit, is just part of the St. Peters Riverside Sculpture Trail. Keep checking back on the Fabulous North website as we add more.

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54.911236, -1.377179

What three words

storm.gosh.porch

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54.912799, 54.912799

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silent.cherry.chest

You can park in the Sunderland University Campus car park just a short walk away.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue pele tower up a remote hill, a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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Shadows In Another Light was listed in Art // Tyne And Wear // Sunderland