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Shipbuilders and Fisherfolk Hartlepool

Part of the Shipbuilders & Fisherfolk exhibition at Hartlepool Art Gallery, a commission exploring and celebrating the maritime heritage of Hartlepool. The work that Jonny created draws inspiration from the Museum of Hartlepool’s collections, the heritage buildings themselves, the landscape and bygone industries of the North East of England, and hundreds of tales and contributions from the local community
CMEW Boiler Suit, 2 metres tall,  mixed media on wood
Shipbuilding was a hugely important industry and source of employment for both men and women in Hartlepool. The Central Marine Engine Works, CMEW, was part of William Gray’s shipyard and specialised in the manufacture of ships engines. CMEW had an international reputation until its closure in 1961