Industrial Heritage Stronghold
Luke Perry Sculptor
What we stand for...
Industrial Heritage Stronghold is a Non-Profit Organisation,
put together to build Public Artworks that celebrate the
character, diversity and heritage of our communities in a
very real way.
Our works seek to shine a light on subjects that have long
been un-celebrated in an effort to bring a more equal
representation to Public Art. We are proud that our works
include the first public artworks on subjects such as; The
Indian Army in the First World War, The Female Chainmakers
Strike, Deforestation and Habitat Fragmentation, Immigration
in communities, the coal strike and others.
We are also one of the first Public Art companies to be able
to claim that our work is Carbon Neutral with planting and
carbon offset schemes being supported as part of our
We work directly with communities to design and build the
artworks which will change the face of their town forever.
Luke Perry our director is now the winner of more than a few
awards for his contribution to the community and as
a consequence of this IHS’s work is closely followed with
positive press coverage, being seen on television
internationally, local and national radio and regularly in local
newspapers. Our monuments are built to last, using trusted
techniques coupled with contemporary thinking to create
sculptures and icons of our towns.
We have built the largest mining monument in the world, re-made parts of the industrial landscape, created life sized communities in steel and created some of the country’s most iconic figurative sculptures.
As well as monuments and landmarks we have become specialists in sculpture trails, working directly with the users of canals, town centres and nature reserves to create interpretation and sculpture.
In schools, colleges and libraries we regularly run workshops and projects that celebrate the cultures of their area or create inventive and fun artworks that everyone contributes to the making of.
Most importantly we stand for equality and civic pride, our hope is that the things which we build bring an understanding of our history and within that, a respect for our present and most importantly who we are.