Tyne and Wear HER(11010): Newcastle, Quayside, Promenade, 'Blacksmiths Needle' - Details
Newcastle, Quayside, Promenade, 'Blacksmiths Needle'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1996 by Members of the British Association of Blacksmith Artists. A forged steel cone in six sections. Each section contains objects, mostly with a maritime theme, which relate to one of the senses. The work was inaugerated in May 1997 by Evelyn Glennie, a percussionist, ringing the bell which hangs inside the needle. Commissioned by the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation.
Art On the Riverside, Grainger Town Partnership, Arts Council England, Nexus and Newcastle City Council, Public Art in Newcastle - A Guide (booklet); Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North-East England, p 111