|Artist:||WILBOURN Colin with FISHER Karl|
|TitleOfWork:||'Always Open Gates'|
|Location:||Sunderland - Monkwearmouth|
|Country:||UK - England|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|The gates appear open when shut.|
They were commissioned by English Estates.
Organised by Artists' Agency.
The main sponsors were Tyne and Wear Development Corporation, North of England Building Society, Wearside Training and Enterprise Council, and Sunderland City Council.
Part of the St Peter's Riverside Sculpture Project which began in 1989 with a feasibility study by the Artists' Agency, who have been based in Sunderland since 1983.
In December 1991 Colin Wilbourn was employed as sculptor in residence until May 1993. The residency and the project were eventually extended into 1997 with Karl Fisher being appointed as full-time assistant to Colin Wilbourn in 1992. In 1993 Chaz Brenchley was added to the team as crime writer in residence and at the end of 1994 Craig Knowles set up a working forge as artist-blacksmith. Work was carried out on site throughout the project.