Tyne Crossing Project
Artwork at new Tyne Tunnel, Jarrow
Contractors are busy constructing a new Tyne Tunnel in Jarrow to help cope with increased numbers of motorists wanting to cross underneath the River Tyne. This massive project is employing a number of men from South Shields and surrounding areas and it is so large that it has almost bisected the town of Jarrow.
Major work is being undertaken adjacent to the old pedestrian Tyne Tunnel near the junction of Ferry Street and Tyne Street and huge hoardings have been erected to screeen the site from view, a public arts scheme has been launched and young artists from South Shields Customs House have used the hoardings to paint their own representations of Jarrow’s cultural and industrial history and heritage, as part of their “Find your talent” project.
I’ve created this template in Photoshop to show some of their work, and I will show you some of my shots in greater detail in the next few days. Here we see representations of Jarrows mining past, it’s shipbuilding, the gibbeting of William Jobling, the Venerable Bede and the Jarrow Crusade