Tyne and Wear HER(11136): South Shields, Tyne Slipway and Engineering, 'Hand' - Details
South Shields, Tyne Slipway and Engineering, 'Hand'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1998 by David Gross. A large wooden hand stained a dull red, with a propeller in its palm. Sited above the river bank in a privately owned shipyard, but visible from the road outside and from the river bank in North Tyneside. The sculptor collaborated with pupils from SS Peter and Paul's RC Primary School. 'Hand' is meant to be "a symbolic greeting to ships entering the River Tyne". Part of the Art on the Riverside scheme. Commissioned by the Customs House Charitable Trust on behalf of South Tyneside MBC.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 175-6