Thomas MM Hemy (1852-1931)


Thomas MM Hemy  (1852-1931), a local Sunderland based artist, was commissioned in 1895 by Sunderland AFC to paint a picture of the team in action.

Thomas MM Hemy (1852-1931)

This painting now resides in the Stadium o fLight.

Ian Horn (Poet & Text Artist) is a life long Sunderland FC supporter and like many visitors to The Stadium of Light is greeted by the painting during the football season.  The painting inspired him to write the poem ‘Hemy’ which has now been translated into an artist book as part of a joint collaboration with printmaker Theresa Easton.

'Hemy' printed paper sculpture

The book ‘Hemy’ will be on display at Arts Centre Washington as part of The Sunderland Book Project.

Cover design for 'Hemy'

Special thanks goes to Sunderland FC for providing images of the work.




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