Blacksmiths Needle

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    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

    1. Steffe 36 months ago | reply

      Cool. I know a blacksmith, I will have to tell him about this.

    2. Bubba  Willuk (Away) [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      I feel the urge to clamber up to the top and explore the details much closer. Maybe it is the child in me that will never mature.

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