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Public art in Gateshead

Angel of the North
The Angel of the North

Since 1986 a Public Art Programme has been established in Gateshead, which has since gained national and international recognition, receiving a succession of prestigious awards.

During the programme's 30-year history Gateshead Council has commissioned over 80 works of art ranging from artist-designed railings to one of the most well known public artworks in Britain, the 'Angel of The North', by Antony Gormley. 

The development of Gateshead Quays and the ongoing regeneration of Gateshead Town Centre has created an emphasis on social spaces between developments whilst also providing an appropriate integration between the two major cultural facilities on Gateshead Quays, BALTIC The Centre for Contemporary Art and The Glasshouse International Centre for Music. Public art has become an integral part of the development and regeneration of Gateshead, encouraging investment and creating a strong identity and a sense of pride throughout the region. Each artwork has been individually designed for its specific site, and most incorporate references to the local history and culture of Gateshead.

All you need to know about Gateshead's iconic public modern artwork.
Discover public art which has been integrated into new buildings and the surrounding environment of Gateshead Quays and town centre.
Pipewellgate, which runs along the banks of the River Tyne from Gateshead Quays towards the Staiths, is home to a number of sculptures and public art.
Take a walk around Gateshead's favourite park and discover a number of sculptures along the way. Visit the library and Leisure Centre to find more intriguing Public Artworks.
Public Artworks have been developed in partnership with communities as part of housing schemes in Gateshead.
There are a number of public artworks in Kibblesworth Village some of which were developed on behalf of Keelman Homes and with support from The Gateshead Housing Company.
A series of artwork around Blaydon, along the riverside and within the newly redeveloped Blaydon Leisure and Primary Care Trust.
The Metrocentre hosts a number of Public Artworks commissioned at various stages of the centre's development.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is home to a range of public artworks many of which were created specifically for a particular location within the building.
There are a number of Public Artworks integrated into the urban realm, including panels, railings, bridges and walls and enhancing the visual experience.
Within rural Gateshead there are Public Artworks made for, and in response to, some beautiful natural locations.
In Gateshead's Green Flag winning Forest Park, you will find a number of artwork and sculptures to match the environment and to assist with access.