The resulting sculpture is a fantastic example of glass art and an impressive testament to Sunderland's ship-building history. The glass design showcases 500 shipbuilding photographs of men and women, alongside images the impressive shipyards, which give the context to the faces.
The printed interlayer also illustrates and reinforces the propeller and water textures.
The large engagement process was facilitated by Janette Hilton and Alan Cummings at Living History North East, who have managed this massive community project. The square was officially opened on 31st August 2015.
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Design and concept: Stephen Broadbent
Manufacture and installation: Chris Brammall