New sculpture set for Seaton Carew seafront

The winning sculpture – Stuart Langley’s ‘Waves’

People living in Hartlepool will soon have a new sculpture on their doorsteps.

Councillors have unveiled details of a new sculpture for Seaton Carew. A 4 metre high work, by Hartlepool artist Stuart Langley, will be part of sea front improvements after a successful £600,000 bid to the Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

Stuart, who specialises in light, neon and glass, was one of nine artists shortlisted to produce a seafront sculpture aimed at linking key areas of the town including Church Street through public art.

Stuart’s submission received over a third of the votes cast.

Called ‘Waves’, the artwork will be created using steel and glass to reflect the town’s strong industrial and maritime heritage, encapsulated within a circle-shaped clear cast acrylic material. It will be located on the promenade near Seaton Reach.