This week, we reported on the latest art work by Frank Styles to brighten a Sunderland building.
The Journey at Swan Lodge represents the journey of a resident at the lodge and is already proving a talking point. We’ve rounded up just some of the artist’s other works which are dotted around the city. Many are at off-the-beaten-track locations, from a mural depicting 1973 hero Jimmy Montgomery in the shadow of Queen Alexandra Bridge to a striking tribute to miners in Silksworth.
5. Captain Tom Moore, Pallion
During the pandemic, Frank captured the mood of the nation with this striking tribute to Captain Tom Moore. Housed in the garden of Gospel Church in Pallion, it's clearly visible from Pallion Road, just before the traffic lights, and is in the shadow of Sunderland Royal Hospital where staff have worked at the frontline of the pandemic. Photo: Frank Reid
6. Bobby Gurney, The Golden Fleece, Silksworth
In 2020 a new mural in honour of SAFC legend Bobby Gurney was unveiled by Frank. He spent six weeks up scaffolding on the gable end of the Golden Fleece pub, in Silksworth Terrace, New Silksworth, perfecting the tribute to the Silksworth-born SAFC player who took to the pitch in the mid-1930s and is still, to this day, the club’s all time leading goalscorer. Photo: JPI Media
7. Tall Ships, East End
Frank brightened up the East End for hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city as part of the Tall Ships Races 2018. Photo: JPI Media
8. Miners' tribute, Donkins, Blind Lane, Silksworth
Frank's piece at Donkin's honours the area's mining heritage and was commissioned by the pub landlord. Photo: JPI Media