Antony Gormley

ANGEL OF THE NORTH - 20TH ANNIVERSARY

15th February 2018 marks twenty years since the ANGEL OF THE NORTH first spread its wings over the community of Gateshead, UK.

Standing twenty metres high, with a wingspan measuring fifty-four metres across, the sculpture overlooks the A1 motorway into Tyneside and the thirty-three million people who pass it each year.

The hilltop on which it stands, marks the remains of the pithead baths after the closure of the Lower Tyne Colliery; together the ANGEL OF THE NORTH and its side, celebrate the extraordinary industrial history of the North of England.

To mark the twentieth anniversary, Gateshead Council are organising a range of 'Angel 20' events, exhibitions and workshops throughout 2018.

 
ANGEL OF THE NORTH, 1998

ANGEL OF THE NORTH - 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Steel, 20 x 54 x 2.2 m
Permanent installation Gateshead, UK
Commissioned by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
Photograph by Colin Cuthbert, Newcastle

ANGEL OF THE NORTH, 1998

ANGEL OF THE NORTH - 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Steel, 20 x 54 x 2.2 m
Permanent installation Gateshead, UK
Commissioned by Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
Photograph by Colin Cuthbert, Newcastle

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