Famous Faces

ArtistBob Olley (Website)
Location: Blackett Street entrance
Commission year1996
Famous Faces artwork

Bob Olley’s mural depicting famous personalities from the north east region, was created while working as Artist in Residence at the Customs House Gallery, South Shields.

‘Famous Faces’ includes the portraits of fourteen of the area’s most charismatic figures looking out of the carriage windows of a Metro train. In order to convey the breadth of achievement spanning across the region, celebrities are depicted from a multitude of backgrounds, encompassing sport, entertainment, broadcasting, literature, music, acting and the church.

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