Sneak peek at Lord Byron and Annabella sculpture

David Gross working on his project.

David Gross working on his project.

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Visitors to Seaham's Byron Place Shopping Centre have been getting a sneak peek at a new artwork depicting Lord Byron and his wife Annabella.

The couple married at Seaham Hall in 1815, and artist David Gross's latest creation aims to capture the spirit of the happy couple in wooden form.

The sculpture

The sculpture

The artist will be in residence is at the shopping centre as he puts the finishing touches to the hand-crafted wooden sculpture, which is almost nine feet tall.

The art piece is part of a local heritage project involving Byron Place Shopping Centre in partnership with Seaham Town Council and Seaham Destination group.

Lord Byron is an integral part of Seaham’s history and his legacy will be cemented later this Autumn with the instalment of the public art piece on land between Byron Place Shopping Centre and Church Street enabling the local community and visitors alike to view the art piece.

The sculpture

The sculpture