'Centenary' 100 years of a Newport docker, adorns the 'Mission to Seafarer's' building, a charity serving merchant sailors from around the world, sited at the main entrance of Newport's South Lock.
The commission pays homage to the commitment and legacy of the workers from Newport's prestigious docklands. The materials used in this mosaic also celebrate the heritage of the industrial era. The slate and steel, ceramic and glass tiles used were chosen to reference the physical site landscape of the docklands and the mosaic tile colours reflect the eras of dock workers uniforms.
The photographic style of this mosaic was deliberately designed to deliver an easy to read reminder of the legacy of dock workers while connecting to contemporary dock life.
Newport City Council's, Pillgwenlly Regeneration project funded an engaging community element of the projects mosaic construction. While Associated British Ports worked in association with myself to create the laser cut steel elements of the artwork which brought a collaborative and engaging aspect to the engineering team at ABP.
Centenary is a recommended visiting site on Newport's coastal cycle pathways and aids the regeneration of Pillgwenlly.
This artwork was commissioned by Associated British Ports and Newport City Council.
'The industrialisation of Newport has always inspired my choice of materials and influenced my artwork, collaborating with the engineering team at ABP was incredibly inspiring and such an honour".