Public Art & Sculpture
Where is the Public Art & Sculpture located?
Blaze by Ian McChesney
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
To complement the 1998 refurbishment of the Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Marton, Turner prize nominee, Simon Patterson produced a series of mobiles based on kites. The kite mobiles are suspended from the ceiling and are fabricated out of polished stainless steel and clear perspex.
Centre North East
Centre North East features a permanent installation by artist Ron Haselden. The work installed in 2002, is named ‘Rose’ and consists of neon pink lights distributed across each floor – viewable at night on the exterior of the building.
East Cleveland Hospital
A series of site specific artistic features have been built into East Cleveland’s Community Hospital in Brotton opened in 1995. Produced by locally renowned and nationally acclaimed artists and craftspeople these commissions were instigated at the planning stage of the hospital – helping provide an environment that is unique, colourful and friendly.
Family of Penguins
Nine penguins stand on the seafront esplanade. Seven birds seem lost and surround a signpost which gives directions to local places and to the South Pole. Another two stand looking out to sea, apparently having found their way.
Vicky Holbrough, Adrian Moule, Tony Charles, Bethan Maddocks, Lindsay Duncanson
Green TV was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to provide an innovative and exciting programme of environmental and heritage engagement through the arts for the Tees Valley. The overall aim of the project was to raise awareness of and increase public access to key areas of outstanding natural heritage within the sub-region.
Head, Hand and Tool
Head, Hand and Tool. Lee Grandjean, 1983
This sculpture of a stonemason celebrates the three
essential elements in all creativity, whether in the
studio or in the factory.
Heaven and Earth
Heaven and Earth is a public sculpture by Artist Eric Bainbridge that is made of cast and coated with clear resin. The sculpture is located in Hartlepool and was commissioned by Hartlepool Borough Council and funded by Arts Council England.
Hilton New Milestones
The essential philosophy behind the commission was for the local community and artist to work together to decide upon the way in which the artworks would evolve, which had, in turn, to relate to the locality, and reflect what was significant or important to the community.
JCUH “Healing Arts”
The healing arts project aims to promote health, healing and a sense of wellbeing for the community JCUH serves through the use of arts and the environment.
Ladle of Steel
Ladle of Steel is a public sculpture created by Steve Tomlinson. The sculpture was first installed in May 2005 and is located on Middlesbrough Road roundabout on the A66, South Bank.
Mechanical Arch by Roy Kitchin (1983)
A gantry-like structure suggestive of the forms of Cleveland’s steel rolling mills and Tees Transporter Bridge. The whole work is painted blue and stands at an angle between the entrance gates and the gallery.
North Tees General Hospital
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Health Service, North Tees General Hospital in Hardwick, Stockton on Tees collaborated with Cleveland Arts and Hardwick Tomorrow to produce 50 banners.
Pennyman Primary School
The artwork at Pennyman school is an excellent example of how artists can work with children and staff to create exciting and innovative environments for children to learn and develop both academic and interpersonal skills.
PD Port RSPB Vista
Picture Postcard Railings
Rainbow Leisure Centre
Carolyn Johnson and Andy Mckeown
Hartlepool-based glass artist Rachel Gretton worked with students from Rye Hills School and young people who attend the Youth Centre to create work which is now installed at the centre, giving the main room a fantastic make-over
Sacred Heart Dragon
A dragon has taken up residence at a Middlesbrough School. The huge sculpture was the idea of youngsters at Sacred Heart Primary School. Twelve pupils aged from seven to 11 worked with their art teacher, Sue Tatterton, and artist in residence, Ste Iredale, to design and produce a piece of artwork for their playground. The dragon was named Eragon, from the story of a boy named Eragon who befriended a dragon called Saphira.
Solid State by John Maine
A carved star-like form made of concrete. At first glance it seems to be composed of small facets but on further inspection it becomes apparent that these facets are pieces of three larger volumes which cut into each other.
Spectratext by Peter Freeman
Spectra-txt is a 10-metre column of light made of a 1000 points of fibre-optic light in a mirrored stainless steel structure. It creates shimmering colours and spectacular reflections
Stockton High Street
See Stockton High Street, the widest in the country with its decorative and functional artwork, street furniture and integrated floor mosaics. These artworks are all exclusive to Stockton, and they reflect the history and unique characteristics of the town.
Sundial by Neil Talbot
Commissioned by the Teesside Development Corporation and executed by Neil Talbot, the sundial was installed in 1995 in front of the Cleveland College of Art and Design.
The Neptune Centre
Bob Beagrie, 17th April 1998
The various artworks for the new Neptune Centre began in the early part of 1997, when local poet/writer Bob Beagrie undertook a 2 week ‘residency’ in Berwick Hills. By the end of his 2 weeks, Bob had enough information (given by the local residents) to write a poem entitled “A Curious Eden”.
The Sheaf Thrower
The Sheaf Thrower by Michael Disley
A one and a half times life-size figure of a man wearing old-fashioned work clothes and clogs. He holds a large bundle of sheaf in both hands and two birds perch in his hair. Carved from Cadeby stone the figure surmounts a stone base decorated with floral reliefs.
Trawl Door, Pillar and The Circle
Three steel sculptures sited a short distance from one another above a 300ft high cliff. Trawl Door is a representation of the doors of an open trawl net with its catch: a large fish and plankton. Pillar is a ridged marker post, supporting a chain of four metal sculptures which represent a star; the top of a plant growth; the shape air makes when striking a surface; a jellyfish and its reflection in the water. Circle is the largest work: ten figurative sculptures hang on metal rods from a large steel hoop.
The Trophy Room
Neville Gabie, Commissioned on behalf of Wimpey Homes 2000/01.
A publication “Up Front” by Lewis Robinson was published by Cleveland Arts in 1999.
Up Front was commissioned in 1999 from artist Lewis Robinson by Cleveland Arts for the South Bank Community Forum and Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council to adorn the railings of the Green Boy Community Centre on Normanby Road.