Sculpture and Statues


A selection of sculptures and statues in the North East of England....

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Seaham sculpture

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Tunnel Sculptures

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The Journey. For best view press L

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Angel of the North by Anthony Gormley. Scan of a postcard - The sculpture during construction in the factory. Photograph by Keith Pattison for Gateshead Council.

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Swan sculpture

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Memorial To Ellington Colliery

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Hamsterley Forest, The Green Man Sculpture

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Eggleston Angel

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'Yesterday, Today, Forever', Fowberry Road, Scotswood

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I see no ships!

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018526:Civic Centre Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne Signey James 1969

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Building On and Building Up

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The Miner

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Brick man

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‘Articulated Opposites’, 55 Degrees North

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The Blue Carpet

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'Passing through', Sunderland Marina

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River God Tyne (sculpture)
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River God Tyne (sculpture)
- The 'River God Tyne' is a bronze statue mounted on the outer wall of Newcastle Civic Centre. The statue by David Wynne was commissioned for the Civic Centre's opening in ...
Swans in Flight  (sculpture)
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Swans in Flight (sculpture)
- The 'Swans in Flight' sculpture by David Wynne was completed in 1968. The bronze statue had been commissioned for new Civic Centre in Newcastle. It is based on Hans Hartvig ...
Angel of the North
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Angel of the North
- Overview About The Angel of the North Map Street View The Angel of the North is a contemporary sculpture, made with 200 tonnes of steel, with a wingspan of 54 metres (177 ...
Northumberlandia: Lady of the North
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Northumberlandia: Lady of the North
- Overview Further Information Map & Areial View Northumberlandia is a human-shaped landform sculpture of a reclining lady set in a 46 acre community park near Blagdon. The sculpture is made ...
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'Spirit of South Shields', Jetty at Captains Wharf

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Parsons' Polygon
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Parsons' Polygon
- Overview Map Street View A sculpture by David Hamilton, installed in 1985 to commemorate Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931), the Newcastle-based engineer who developed steam turbines for generating electricity. The designs ...
'Spiral Nebula', Newcastle University
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'Spiral Nebula', Newcastle University
- Overview Map Street View The Spiral Nebula is a 10m tall sculpture designed by Geoffrey Clarke in 1962, which is located outside the Herschel Building at Newcastle University. The sculpture ...
Market Woman, Wallsend
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Market Woman, Wallsend
- Sculpture of a Roman Woman by Hans Schwarz (1922-2003) in Wallsend. The sculpture was commissioned by J Seymour Harris and Partners, developers of the Forum shopping centre, and was unveiled ...
Derwent Walk Express, Swalwell
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Derwent Walk Express, Swalwell
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Thornley Plaque

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Couple Sculpture, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
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Couple Sculpture, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
- "Couple" by Sean Henry, 2007. A large (12.25 x 21 x 6 metre) sculpture on the breakwater at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea installed on 17th August 2007. A smaller sculpture, "Land Couple", was ...
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"Hands", Chopwell Wood

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Statue of Queen Victoria, St Nicholas' Square
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Statue of Queen Victoria, St Nicholas' Square
- Overview Map Street View The bronze statue of Queen Victoria in St Nicholas' Square, Newcastle, was unveiled on the 24th of April 1903.[1] "The gift of W.H. Stephenson to commemorate 500 ...
Once Upon a Time, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Once Upon a Time, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Once Upon a Time is a sculpture in Gateshead Riverside Park by Richard Deacon(1990). The sculpture was inspired by the architecture of the surrounding environment, making links with past industries ...
Seedling (sculpture), Saltwell Park
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Seedling (sculpture), Saltwell Park
- 'Seedling' is a stone sculpture by Danny Clahane, located in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
Foliate Forms, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Foliate Forms, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Foliate Forms is a sculpture in Gateshead Riverside Park by Gilbert Ward (2010). It is carved from Blaxter Stone and stands over 3 metres high[1], overlooking the River Tyne. A ...
Foliate Carving, Saltwell Park
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Foliate Carving, Saltwell Park
- Foliate Carving by Gilbert Ward in 2006 was carved out of Doddington stone. It is located in Saltwell Park. A later work by the same artist - 'Foliate Forms' is ...
James Hill Memorial, Gateshead
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James Hill Memorial, Gateshead
Cone, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Cone, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Cone is a sculpture in Gateshead Riverside Park by Andy Goldsworthy (1992).  This sculpture, is made from layers of steel plate, representing the industrial history of Gateshead, whilst referencing a ...
Entrance Feature, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Entrance Feature, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Overview Map Street View The west entrance of Gateshead Riverside Park is an archway by Keith Barrett (2010). The sculpture is made of corten steel, framed by a blue wave ...
Goats, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Goats, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Goats are a series of sculptures in Gateshead Riverside Park by Sally Matthews (1992). The 7 lifelike goats were based on real animals at Bill Quay Community Farm, where visitors could ...
Riverside Rivets, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Riverside Rivets, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Riverside Rivets-Andrew McKeown (2010) The oversized rivets are inscribed with the names of communities that are adjacent to the riverside. Local children have made casts of their favourite objects which ...
Rolling Moon, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Rolling Moon, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Rolling Moon-Colin Rose (1990) The sculpture has become one of the most well known public artworks in Gateshead. It spans 27 metres and reaches a height of 11 metres at ...
Rose Street Features, Gateshead Riverside Park
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Rose Street Features, Gateshead Riverside Park
- Rose Street Features-Graeme Hopper (2005/6) The artworks are sited at the Rose Street entrance and consist of an entrance, railings and seating made from mild steel. Inspiration has been taken ...
Tommy statue, Seaham
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Tommy statue, Seaham
- Overview About Tommy Map Street View A distinctive metal statue of a soldier from the First World War stands on the Green by the seafront in Seaham. The 9ft 5ins ...
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The Brothers Mining Memorial, Seaham

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The Brothers (Mining Memorial), Seaham
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The Brothers (Mining Memorial), Seaham
- Overview Map Street View 'The Brothers' (aka 'Leaning Post') sculpture in Seaham was created by Brian Brown, who previously worked at Silksworth pit, and unveiled in 2011.[1] Celebrating Seaham's mining ...
Sculpture of Lord Byron and his wife, seaham
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Sculpture of Lord Byron and his wife, seaham
- Overview Map Street View Wood carvings of the poet  Lord Byron and his wife Annebella Millbanke, dancing at their wedding at Seaham Hall in 1815. The carvings are by local ...
Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Garden, Gallowgate
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Sir Bobby Robson Memorial Garden, Gallowgate
- Overview Map Street View The memorial garden on the corner of Gallogate and St Andrew's Street was opened on the 23rd of May 2011, in honour of Sir Bobby Robson. The 'pocket ...
Journey, Sculpture, Holy Island
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Journey, Sculpture, Holy Island
- "Journey" is a wooden sculpture, carved from seven elm trees, by Fenwick Lawson (1999). It is located in St. Mary's Church on Holy Island. The sculpture depicts the monks of ...
Charles Palmer Statue, Jarrow
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Charles Palmer Statue, Jarrow
- The statue was designed by Albert Arthur Toft and unveiled in 1903 by Lady Palmer. The statue pays tribute to Sir Charles Mark Palmer, the first Mayor of Jarrow, and ...
Statue of Samson Slaying a Philistine, Seaton Delaval Hall
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Statue of Samson Slaying a Philistine, Seaton Delaval Hall
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Sand Castles, Whitley Bay
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Sand Castles, Whitley Bay
- 'The Sand Castles' by artist Richard Broderick from North Shields (1999), commissioned by North Tyneside Council. This is a functional piece of art, with built-in seats, located on the central ...
Swarm and Beehive Sculptures, Monkton Business Park
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Swarm and Beehive Sculptures, Monkton Business Park
- "Artist, William Pym, created the sculptures at the entrance to the Monkton Business Park. Working in consultation with local people, William incorporated many thoughts, feelings and memories of the cokeworks ...
Memorial to W.L. Blenkinsopp Coulson, Newcastle
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Memorial to W.L. Blenkinsopp Coulson, Newcastle
- Overview Map Street View The memorial fountain and statue of Colonel William Lisle Blenkinsop Coulson (1841 – 1911) is located on Horatio Street in Newcastle. It was originally located by the ...
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Ever Changing, Bath Lane, Newcastle
- Ever Changing, an abstract sculpture by Eilis O'Connell, in Bath Lane, Newcastle 
DNA Spiral, Times Square, Newcastle
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DNA Spiral, Times Square, Newcastle
- This galvanised steel sculpture of the DNA spiral is by Charles Jencks, 2000. It is located in Times Square in the of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle. The sculpture ...
Pathways of Knowledge, University of Sunderland
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Pathways of Knowledge, University of Sunderland
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Statue of Martin Luther King, Newcastle University
- A new statue of the civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King Jr, is located in King's Quad at Newcastle University. The 2m tall bronze statue, by Nigel Boonham, was ...
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Statue of Martin Luther King Jr., Newcastle University

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Generation, by Joseph Hillier
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Generation, by Joseph Hillier
- 'Generation' is a group of three sculptures by Joseph Hillier, which is located in the Student Forum space at Newcastle University. Each sculpture is a human head, made using a ...
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Statue of Neptune, Market Place, Durham
- Overview Map Street View The statue of Neptune was given to the city of Durham in 1729 by George Bowes of Gibside and Streatlam. The statue symbolised aspirations at that time to ...
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'Dolphin Mooring Post', Union Road, North Shields

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Stockton Flyer - Sculpture
The Way (sculpture), Wharton Park, Durham
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The Way (sculpture), Wharton Park, Durham
- The Way is a sculpture in Portland stone, by Hamish Horsley, located in Wharton Park, Durham.[1] It was originally exhibited in the Gateshead Garden Festival in 1990, under the title ...
Spirit of the Staithes, Blyth Harbour
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Spirit of the Staithes, Blyth Harbour
- Overview Map Street View The "Spirit of the Staithes" is a public sculture by Simon Packard (2003), on the Quay at Blyth harbour. The sculture is composed of several segments, ...
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Clasp - by Antony Gormley
- "Clasp" by Antony Gormley, the designer of the Angel of the North, installed on King's Walk at Newcastle University on the 26th of July 2018. The new sculpture, on loan ...
Durham Light Infantry Memorial, Market Place, Durham
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Durham Light Infantry Memorial, Market Place, Durham
- The Durham Light Infantry Memorial on the Market Place in Durham was unveiled on the 14th of September 2014. The bronze statue, by Alan Herriot, was based on a photograph ...
Chrysalis, Saltwell Park
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Chrysalis, Saltwell Park
- Chrysalis is a sculture by Sam Brewster, located in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
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Juxtaposition, Saltwell Park
- Juxtaposition is a sculpture by Hideo Furuta, located in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
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Origin, Saltwell Park
- 'Origin' by Joseph Hillier, in Saltwell Park, Gateshead. 2005
The Language Stone, Saltwell Park
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The Language Stone, Saltwell Park
- The Language Stone is a sculpture by Gordon Young, located in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
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Wriggle, Saltwell Park
- Wriggle is a sculpture by Colin Rose, located in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
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Rise, Saltwell Park
- Rise is a sculpture by Stephen Newby, located at Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
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This way up, Saltwell Park
- This way up is a sculpture by Stephen Newby, located in Saltwell Park, Gateshead.
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'Victorian Baker's Shop', Carlisle Street, Felling

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Ruskin Memorial, Coniston
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Ruskin Memorial, Coniston
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