Mackenzie Thorpe: Waiting For Me Dad

9 Apr 2019

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Tees Transporter Bridge

England, United Kingdom


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In the shadow of the iconic Tees Transporter Bridge, Waiting For Me Dad by Middlesbrough artist Mackenzie Thorpe is a poignant new bronze sculpture.


Like many men from the town Mackenzie once worked in the industry and shipyards of the area making the Waiting for Me Dad sculpture an appropriate and poignant way to mark his 30th anniversary as an artist.

The sculpture sees two children standing on the Middlesbrough side of the river waiting for the gondola to return, bringing the droves of men who used the bridge daily home to their families after a hard day working in the industry of the area.

For Mackenzie the sculpture, is intended to ensure that the daily contribution to Middlesbrough’s success by normal, everyday people is celebrated, acknowledged and not forgotten.

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