Public Art on Cockshaw Burn

  • Description

    "...The Cockshaw Burn commissions in Hexham, Northumberland are the first artworks to be developed as part of an emerging partnership between the Environment Agency and Commissions North (Arts Council England, North East). The project aims to demonstrate the creative potential of civil engineer and artist collaboration and represents an exciting new departure for the Agency in terms of its flood defence work here in the North East....Artist-blacksmith Matthew Fedden worked in close collaboration with the scheme’s civil engineers to design and fabricate a series of new trash screens that make visual allusion to water patterns and river flow....Downstream, between Sele Bridge and Glover’s Bridge, David Jacobson’s carved stones, using granites imported from drought plagued countries of the world, are half submerged within the streambed, creating playful interactions with the water..."
  • Owner

    Environment Agency
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 months, 4 weeks ago
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