Since spreading its wings in February 1998, The Angel of the North has become one of the most talked about and recognisable pieces of public art ever produced - winning many accolades and awards along the way. The Angel welcomes visitors to Gateshead and is seen by one person every second - that's 90,000 every day or 33 million every year.
Designed by internationally renowned sculptor Antony Gormley OBE, the Angel of the North was built on the site of a former colliery pithead baths – a ‘gateway’ site recognised by Gateshead Council as the perfect location for a piece of monumental public art.
In 2018 the Angel of the North reaches the grand old age of twenty. To mark this milestone, we will be organising a number of events and local schools are getting involved creating their own Angel activities and celebrations. Watch this space for more details soon.
The Angel of the North is located close to the A1 and is easy to reach by both public transport and car.
- Find out what's on to mark the Angel of the North's 20th birthday.
- How to get to The Angel of the North includes maps and parking information
- General facts about The Angel of the North
- Background on The Angel of the North site and the artist Antony Gormley