Year 4 pupils from Hylton Castle Primary School worked on a video and photography project, setting out on a journey to discover and document Sunderland’s shipbuilding heritage in an inspiring film & photography project. It began with the song Sunderland Oak, written by the North East traditional musician Johnny Handle, who took part in the project, as did Sunderland Maritime Heritage Centre, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, South Hylton Local History Society, Pallion Engineering and Liebherr Cranes.
This exhibition showcases the film and photography created from an AmberSide Learning and Participation Project. Local photographer Paul Alexander Knox, worked with the children during the project, supporting them with photographic tuition.
The exhibition will showcase the film and photography created during the project.
Paul Alexander Knox documented ‘the largest shipbuilding town in the world’, capturing the changing environment of the last surviving shipyard in Sunderland, Pallion Engineering.
A small selection of images from ‘Where Ships Were Born’ Pallion Shipyard, Sunderland 2006 – 2011 are on display in the gallery, along with the Sunderland Oak Project.