Monday, 9 May 2011

Paul Scott's Gateshead

Soon to be unveiled is an artwork specially commissioned to celebrate Gateshead, its history and people.
 Read about the commission on the artist's blog here.

The Evening Times has had a sneek preview of the brick-based piece.

"Around 200 of various sizes fit into the box to give the viewer a snapshot of Gateshead.
From boating on Saltwell Park to rare breeds at Bill Quay Farm, and Thomas Bewick engravings to famous sons such as Joseph Swan and William Wailes.
Almost everything in the box comes from Gateshead, including pieces of coal, iron, glass and wood from a pit prop - and even a piece of rubble from the Get Carter Car Park and a souvenir plate from the 1990 National Garden Festival he bought on eBay.
Paul will launch the artwork at the Shipley in July.

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