Discover outdoor art on the Riverside Sculpture Trail

Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Learn about Sunderland’s past and present on the Riverside Sculpture Trail as you complete the final leg of the Coast to Coast cycle route.

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Sunderland’s Riverside Sculpture Trail was created by sculptor Colin Wilbourn and writer Chaz Brenchley, who worked with Sunderland residents to create the trail; bringing together Sunderland’s past and present.

Around the plinth of ‘Shadows in Another Light’ are plaques, created in workshops by blind and partially sighted people, where you can uncover the history of Sunderland, including the Lambton Worm.

You will encounter a collection of huge stone books outside the University Library which 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’ representing past, present and future. However, only the present door will allow you to pass through.

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