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Modern Sculptures and Carvings

A searchable list of some of the modern and contemporary sculptures and wood carvings in the North East and Cumbria. This page was compiled by Rory Harvey and Simon Cotterill. Use the Search box (below) to find/filter e.g. type "Kielder". Sort by clicking on the column headings. Clink on the title or image for more details of each sculpture.

Sculpture Artist  Year  Location County/Met
River God Tyne
David Wynne 1968 Newcastle Civic Centre Newcastle
Bruce Beaslet 2014 Forth Street Newcastle
Gordon Young 1991 Gateshead Civic Centre Gateshead
Swans in Flight
David Wynne 1968 Newcastle Civic Centre Newcastle
Angel of the North
Antony Gormley 1998 Low Fell Gateshead
Northumberlandia: Lady of the North
 Charles Jencks 2012 Blagdon Northumberland
Parsons' Polygon
David Hamilton 1985 Blackett Street Newcastle
Spiral Nebula
Geoffrey Clarke 1962 Newcastle University Newcastle
Market Woman
Hans Schwarz 1966 Wallsend North Tyneside
Derwent Walk Express
Andy Frost 1987 Swalwell Gateshead
Couple Sculpture
Sean Henry 2007 Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Northumberland
Once Upon a Time
Richard Deacon 1990 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Danny Clahane   Saltwell Park Gateshead
Foliate Forms
Gilbert Ward 2010 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Foliate Carving
Gilbert Ward 2006 Saltwell Park Gateshead
James Hill Memorial
Peter Coates  2006 Bottle Bank Gateshead
Andy Goldsworthy 1992 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Entrance Feature
Keith Barrett 2010 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Sally Matthews 1992 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Riverside Rivets
Andrew McKeown 2010 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Rolling Moon
Colin Rose 1990 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Rose Street Features
Graeme Hopper 2006 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
1101 ('Tommy')
Ray Lonsdale 2014 Seaham County Durham
The Brothers (Mining Memorial)
Brian Brown 2011 Seaham County Durham
Sculpture of Lord Byron and his wife
David Gross  2016 Seaham County Durham
Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Garden
Graeme Mitcheson 2011 Gallowgate Newcastle
Sand Castles
Richard Broderick 1999 Whitley Bay, Promenade North Tyneside
Swarm and Beehive Sculptures
    Monkton South Tyneside
Ever Changing
Eilis O'Connell   Bath Lane Newcastle
DNA Spiral
Charles Jencks 2000 Centre for Life Newcastle
Pathways of Knowledge
Colin Wilbourn   Sunderland University Sunderland
Joseph Hillier 2012 Newcastle University Newcastle
Stockton Flyer
    Stockton-on-Tees Tees Valley
The Way
    Wharton Park, Durham County Durham
Spirit of the Staithes
Simon Packard 2003 Blyth Harbour Northumberland
Antony Gormley 2018 Newcastle University Newcastle
Sam Brewster   Saltwell Park Gateshead
Hideo Furuta   Saltwell Park Gareshead
Joseph Hillier 2005 Saltwell Park Gateshead
The Language Stone
Gordon Young   Saltwell Park Gateshead
Colin Rose   Saltwell Park Gateshead
Stephen Newby   Saltwell Park Gateshead
This way up
    Saltwell Park Gateshead
Ruskin Memorial
W. G. Collingwood 1901 Coniston Cumbria
Escape to Light
Josefina de-Vasconcellos 1994 Haverigg Cumbria
Colin Wilbourn 2006 Falstone Northumberland
Blacksmith's Needle
British Artist Blacksmiths Association 1997 Newcastle Quayside Newcastle
Vane Tempest Colliery sculpture
    Seaham CountyDurham
Victorian Baker's Shop
 Neil Talbot 1986 Felling Gateshead
Rise and Fall
Lulu Quinn 2007 Gateshead Riverside Park Gateshead
Anish Kapoor 2010 Middlehaven, Middlesbrough Tees Valley
Articulated Opposites
Raymond Arnott 1969 Pilgrim Street Newcastle
Blue Carpet
Thomas Heatherwick 2001 John Dobson Street Newcastle
Blue Carpet Staircase
Thomas Heatherwick 2001 John Dobson Street Newcastle
Newcastle Through The Ages 
Henry & Joyce Collins 1974 Northumberland Road Newcastle
Pillar Man
Nicolaus Widerberg   Northumbria University Newcastle
Terris Novalis
Tony Cragg   Consett, C2C Cycle Route County Durham
Sixteen 2009 Kielder Northumberland
A Proposal To Ask Where Does A Threshold Begin & End
Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan 2018 Middlesbrough Tees Valley
Apollo Pavilion
Victor Pasmore 1969 Peterlee County Durham
Baltic Car Park
Chris Knight 2003 Gateshead Quays Gateshead
David Pearl 2004 Gateshead Quays Gateshead
Blake in Gateshead
Jaume Plensa 1996   Gateshead
Bog House Swamp
Nicki Ackhurst & David Dodds   Plessey Woods Northumberland
Fred Watson   Northumbria University Newcastle
Bottle of Notes
Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen 1993 Middlesbrough Tees Valley
Broken Bottle Column
Lewis Robinson 2002 Ouseburn Newcastle
Sue Woolhouse & Jim Roberts 1999 Riverside Newcastle
Conversation Piece
Juan Muñoz   South Shields South Tyneside
Cruck Frame
Malcolm Lemmon   Chopwell Wood Gateshead
Disc (Ship)
Colin Rose 2001 Jarrow South Tyneside
Tommy Craggs 2010 Cragside Northumberland
Fern Crozier
David Gross 2003 Chopwell Wood Gateshead
Nicolaus Widerberg   Northumbria University Newcastle
Five Figures
Nicolaus Widerberg   Northumbria University Newcastle
Freya's Cabin
Studio Weave 2009 Kielder Northumberland
Gallery North Wall
Austin Wright 1981 Northumbria University Newcastle
Garden Front
Raf Fulcher 1978 Jesmond Newcastle
Tom Maley   Bedlington Northumberland
Heaven and Earth
Eric Bainbridge 2001 Hartlepool Tees Calley
Ray Smith 1997 Northumberland Street Newcastle
Janus Chairs
Ryder Architecture 2009 Kielder Northumberland
Peter Burke 2005 Bedlington Northumberland
Jewels of the Sea
Andrew McKeown 2006 Seaham County Durham
Kielder Column
John Maine



Kielder Northumberland
Lambton Worm
Andy Goldsworthy   Consett to Sunderland C2C  
LOTR Throne
Tommy Craggs   Cragside Northumberland
Mechanical Arch
Roy Kitchin 1983 Middlesbrough Tees Valley
Nick Coombe & Shona Kitchen 2003 Kielder Northumberland
Mystical Avenue
Jim Shaw   Plessey Woods Northumberland
David Gross 2001 Chopwell Wood Gateshead
Tommy Craggs 2010 Cragside Northumberland
Pavilion for Cultural Exchange
William Pym   Saltwell Park Gateshead
Bill Herbert & Colin Hagan   Newcastle University Newcastle
Pine Cone
David Gross   Stanley, View Lane Park County Durham
Pitman's Seat
Richard Caink   Chopwell Wood Gateshead
Play Garden
Zone Architects 2006 Kielder Northumberland
Quarry Henge
Nicki Ackhurst   Plessey Woods Northumberland
Ridley Scott Boy and Bicycle
Bob Hollywood 2018 Hartlepool Tees Valley
Salmon Cubes
Xsite Architecture 2009 Kielder Northumberland
Sculptural Map
Tod Hanson & Simon Watkinson 2003 Newcastle Newcastle
Seven Red Plaice
David Kemp 2002 Redcar Tees Valley
Julia Barton 1995 Kielder Northumberland
Silvas Capitalis
SIMPARCH 2009 Kielder Northumberland
Ian Randall 2013 Redcar Tees Valey
Sleepy Owl, Chopwell Wood
Steve Iredale   Chopwell Wood Gateshead
Source of the North Tyne
Gilbert Ward 2013   Northumberland
Paul Neagu   Teesside University Tees Valley
Colin Rose 2009   Gateshead
The Gateway
Jim Shaw   Plessey Woods Northumberland
The Watcher
John Atkin 1987 Hartlepool Tees Valley
The Wise One
Jim Shaw   Plessey Woods Northumberland
Three Figures
Nicolaus Widerberg   Northumbria University Newcastle
David Mach 1997 Darlington Tees Valley
Tree Seat
David Gross   Stanley, View Lane Park County Durham
Tyne Anew
Mark di Suvero 1999 North Shields, Royal Quays North Tyneside
Dr Lilian Nabulime   Newcastle University Newcastle
Cate Watkinson 2006 Saltwell Park Gateshead
Tania Kovats 1998 Kielder Northumberland
  1982 Kielder Northumberland
Wave Chamber
Chris Drury 1996 Kielder Northumberland
Wildlife Bench
Tommy Craggs 2018 Kielder Northumberland
Wind and Fire
Craig Knowles   Seaham County Durham
Woodland Spirit
Richard Caink   Chopwell Wood Gateshead

Light Vessel

Andrew Burton   Cheeseburn Sculpture Gardens Northumberland

Meta Culpa

Robert Bryce Muir 1997 Grizedale Forest Cumbria

Hundred Year Stone

Peter Randall-Page 1995 Derwent Water, Lake District Cumbria

Give and Take

Peter Randall-Page 2003 Trinity Gardens, Pandon Newcastle

Man with Potential selves

Sean Henry 2003 Grainger Street Newcastle

Source of the South Tyne

Gilbert Ward 2003 Near Garrigill Cumbria

Dolphin Mooring Post

Freeform Artists 1993 Union Road, North Shields North Tyneside

Fiddlers Green

Ray Lonsdale 2017 Fish Quay, North Shields North Tyneside


Ray Lonsdale 2016 Seaham Harbour Marina County Durham

The Hand

Josefina de Vasconcellos 1955 St Bees Cumbria

School Green Sculpture

Gibert Ward 2004 Longhoughton Northumberland


Andrew Small 2010 Roker, C2C Sunderland

Lightning Clock

Andy Plant 2000 Royal Quays, North Shields North Tyneside

High Tide

Karl Fisher 2001

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