Tyne and Wear HER(11144): Benwell, Colston Street, 'The Benwell Bird' - Details
Benwell, Colston Street, 'The Benwell Bird'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1997 by William Pym. A polished steel relief sculpture of a tree with a black forged iron raven sitting in it. On the surrounding floor area are other forged iron objects - books, cups and saucers, mugs and miniature houses. There is also a tall decorative steel column. A nest and eggs beneath the raven were added in 1999. The sculpture is on the gable end of a terrace row at the junction with Wellfield Road.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 104-5