Articulated Opposites by Raymond Arnott


Articulated Opposites is an abstract sculpture by Raymond Arnott, located outside Swan House (now 55 Degrees North) in Newcastle. The work was commissioned by Newcastle City Council and designed as a memorial to Sir Joseph Swan, the Newcastle inventor of the incandescent light. The memorial to Joseph Swan was suggested by the council leader, T. Dan Smith. The sculpture was unveiled on the 16th of September 1969 by Joseph Swan’s son, Sir Kenneth Swan.[1]

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‘Articulated Opposites’, 55 Degrees North

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55 Degrees North

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Public Art - Newcastle City Council
- "Public art is used by the City Council to create and revitalise public spaces, to improve the environment and to enhance new developments. It is also an important and creative ...

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Joseph Swan (1828 -1914)
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Joseph Swan (1828 -1914)
- Overview About Joseph Swan Joseph Swan was born in Bishopwearmouth on 31st October 1828. He was a physicist, chemist and inventor. He became a partner in Mawson, Swan and Morgan ...
55 Degrees North (Swan House)
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55 Degrees North (Swan House)
- Overview Map Street View 55 Degrees North, formerly Swan House, sits above a traffic roundabout at the bottom of Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. Swan House was built 1963-1969 and housed the offices of BT. ...
T. Dan Smith
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T. Dan Smith
- Overview About T. Dan Smith T. Dan Smith was a prominent figure in the Labour Party in the North East and leader of Newcastle City Council from 1960 to 1965. ...
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Articulated Opposites
- "A complex abstract piece consisting of four elements consisting of large curves, blocks and smaller hemispheres. All the major structures are hollow, with solid forms attached. Surfaces range from smooth ...

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