Tyne and Wear HER(10983): Byker, Shields Road, 'Diving Lamps' - Details
Byker, Shields Road, 'Diving Lamps'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
2002 by Artscope. Three conical pillars, split into four sections in stainless steel with shot blasted pewter-like finish and perspex. The lamps are on a flight of steps in front of the library and reduce in size to emphasise perspective. The tubular top of the lamp represents a figure diving into the pool. At night there are blue lights in the slots in the lamps. Commissioned by Newcastle City Council.
Art On the Riverside, Grainger Town Partnership, Arts Council England, Nexus and Newcastle City Council, Public Art in Newcastle - A Guide (booklet)