SS Journey on Handsworth Park Arts Trail

A 2017 steel and bronze sculpture by Luke Perry at Handsworth Park called SS Journey. Was part of the  Handsworth Arts Trail. The figure based on local man Hector Pinkney MBE.

Public Art: SS Journey

Artist: Luke Perry of IHS Monuments

This sculpture is dedicated to the brave individuals who have left their homes around the world and made the journey to Handsworth and other parts of the UK, seeking a new life for themselves and their families. Was part of the Handsworth Arts Trail, made in 2017.

A representation of the bow of a steam ship with a passenger looking into the distance and to their future. Local man Hector Pinkney MBE, a youth worker and mentor for many young people in the area and known to many locally as ‘Mr Handsworth’, modelled for the figure.

SS Journey

SS Journey

SS Journey

SS Journey

SS Journey by Luke Perry at Handsworth Park (September 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

19 Nov 2023 - On-going


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