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The Beautiful Game

  • Name: The Beautiful Game
  • Location: Beacon of Light, Sunderland
  • Designed and descorated by: David Maguire
  • Sponsor: Beacon of Light, Sunderland Business, Stagecoach

Sculpture Description

David Maguire has lived, studied and worked in the North East for 20 years. Since completing a BA and MA in Glass and Ceramics at the University of Sunderland, his interests have shifted more towards design and graphics. David has a passion for art education and engagement and enjoys with a wide range of ages and diverse audiences. ‘The Beautiful Game’ was inspired by the artist’s two main loves – art and football. Although born in Yorkshire, the artist studied and lived in Sunderland for many years, and the city holds lots of happy memories for him. This design represents the passion that Sunderland fans have for their club, with their men’s and ladies team players sporting the famous red and white home shirts and favourite away kits from recent years. Whoever you support, this elephant is a super-sized celebration of the beautiful game.