Blacksmiths Needle

Title: Blacksmiths Needle

Artist: Members of the British Association of Blacksmith Artists 1996

Location - Promenade

Materials - Forged Steel

Commissioned by - TWDC

 

The Needle is conical in form with six sections. Each section contains objects, which relate to one of the senses including the sixth. The objects were made in public “forge-ins” with a mainly maritime theme. The work was inaugurated in May 1997 by Evelyn Glennie, the percussionist ringing a bell which hangs inside the needle.

 

Quayside - Public Art

 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

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Taken on October 7, 2011