Tyne and Wear HER(10892): Monkwearmouth, Sunderland University, 'Pathways of Knowledge' - Details
Monkwearmouth, Sunderland University, 'Pathways of Knowledge'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
This is a 40 ton sculpture of giant books by Colin Wilbourn (artist in residence for Tyne and Wear Development Corporation's St. Peter's project since 1991). Originally located at the North Dock Promenade, the sculpture has been moved to Sunderland University. Wilbourn's other piece is 'Red House', a sculpture in red sandstone from the former approaches to the Queen Alexandra Bridge. It represents a house fully furnished but empty of people.
Ian Ayris, Peter Jubb, Steve Palmer and Paul Usherwood, 1996, A Guide to the Public Monuments and Sculpture of Tyne and Wear, p 80; Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 194