Knot Artwork, North Shields Transport Hub & Town Square

  • Description

    "This is one of three artworks inspired by North Shields’ maritime heritage which have been installed in the town’s new Transport Hub and Town Square. Created by local artist Colin Davies as part of an 18-month project funded by a government grant, the artworks have been made using sustainable and environmentally-sound materials. This artwork, which consists of two marble monkey’s fist knot sculptures, stands in the new Town Square with one being made from white Carrara marble and this one from Kilkenny black fossil granite. The monkey fist knots were used to weigh down rope when boats shared supplies and needed to anchor to shore." Photo by Geoff Holland, 2024.
  • Owner

    Geoff Holland
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 weeks ago
    Viewed: 28 times
    Picture Taken: 2024-01-30
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