Artworks in Wallsend and Howdon
at the end of the railway path from St. Peters, the railway was formally
LNER Riverside Branch line which carried thousands of shipyard workers
to & from work each day.
The cycleway leaves the line of the railway for a short distance owing
to an embankment and bridge over
Willington Gut having been removed but rejoins
it again near the Albion Inn
The arch has recently been restored in August 2008
on the east side of Howdon Lane crossing - behind the Millennium Milepost
in the garden centre.
It can be best seen as you approach from the west.
Aquarian Gate was built to mark the dawn of the second Millennium and
the coming of the age of
Aquarius and set to last for the next 2160 years.
streams of running water represent 'Aquarius' the water pourer, but the
' life force going into the earth for the good of all mankind'.
thirty-eight, individually hand crafted, insert panels were made by or
on behalf of local people with
various levels of disabilities who use North Tyneside Council, Care in
the Community facilities.
The users were encouraged to depict positive images of things or events
from their own lives.
special thanks go to the dedicated core group of helpers, all with disabilities;
Bill Mitchinson, Dorris Scott and Debbie Woods who contributed so much
time and energy to this project.
(Commissioned artist, June 2001)
Tyne Cycle and Pedestrian Tunnels - North Entrance
Two new sculptures by Fiona Gray have recently been installed on the approach to the
North Entrance Rotunda and were officially unveiled on Weds. 22nd Oct. 2004
The two halves of the sculpture represent each bank of the River Tyne
The horizontal bars name the 14 crossing points along the tidal river.
The names of all the businesses along the river are etched into the stainless steel.
THE ONES THAT GOT AWAY
A series of giant fish heads and tails which appear to be jumping in and out of the ground representing the revitalisation
of the River Tyne.
Cast in Polymer and painted in two tone irridescent paint which change colour as
you move past them, stimulating
the effect of fish scales
General view of North Tunnel Entrance
with new sculptors in place.