The natural wonders of Darlington seen in Glass and on your iPhone

Tees Valley Arts are delighted to announce that two exciting artworks interpreting the wonderful and distinctive sights of Redhall Nature Reserve and South Burdon Community Woodland were unveiled on 13th July.


Chroma and Heritage Walk 1825, two unique artworks were officially unveiled by Jenny Chapman MP and Phil Wilson MP. These artworks were produced as part of the Green Tees Valley project, managed by Tees Valley Arts and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Chroma is a thought-provoking glass obelisk, using colour, form and texture from the surrounding landscape by local sculptor Vicky Holbrough.

Digital artist Paul Dolan has created Heritage Walk 1825 – a trail along the old Stockton Darlington trackbed which is enhanced by the free Green TV application for smart phones. The Green TV App uses GPS to send animations (based on the mix of natural and railway heritage of the site), images and informative to your smart phone whilst you are on site. Both artworks have been conceived and developed with the help of local primary school children and community groups.

The event was part of a series of celebration and unveiling events on wildlife sites across the Tees Valley marking the end of the highly successful Green TV project.

Darlington Celebration

Pupils from Gurney Pease Primary School, Darlington, who took part in Green TV were on site using mobile phones to access the animations and information, and took part in a variety of arts and environmental activities led by artist Vicky Holbrough and a Countryside Ranger.