Sculpture Trail

The Sculpture Trail, running along the final part of the C 2 C or Coast to Coast was created over a decade from 1991 to 2001 by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley. Colin and Chaz worked with residents of Sunderland to create the trail which brings together Sunderland’s past and present.

Local people played a significant part in the making of the trail. Around the plinth of ‘Shadows in Another Light’ are plaques showing the history of Sunderland, including the Lambton Worm, which were created in workshops by blind and partially sighted people.

The trail includes a ‘shadow’ of a hammerhead crane common in Sunderland shipyards, and ‘Taking Flight’ which shows a Cormorant taking flight in five stages.  A collection of huge stone books outside the University Library refer to Bede and the Great Library of St Peter’s and is named ‘Pathways to Knowledge’ and a series of three doors called ‘Passing Through’ represents past, present and future, only the present door you may pass through.

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Click on the Attachments section below to download a copy of the Sculpture Trail leaflet with information on the sculptures and the route.

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