Industrial Landscapes > Swan Hunters, Wallsend, August 1994
Swan Hunters, Wallsend, August 1994
1994, Gouache on blue paper 900 framed
70 x 60 cm

The Swan Hunter shipyard has been in my imagination since I was 12 so it was time to capture the industrial scene there before it was all demolished. Surprisingly it took another 15 years before all the cranes were removed and taken to China for a new industrial life. For me the swan neck cranes are like giant animals and many would agree with that. Also they were so large that they could be seen easily from the Town Moor in Newcastle about 8 miles away making the visual link between the political power of the city and the place of industrial production.

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©2004 Tom McElderry