Fibreglass sculpture spilling out from an external wall into a flower-bed
Untitled, Luise Kimme, 1972, Newcastle © Arnolfini archive at Bristol Record Office
Untitled, Luise Kimme, 1972, Newcastle © Arnolfini archive at Bristol Record Office

Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

Free Newcastle Quayside exhibition exploring public art.

Saturday 19 May 2016

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle upon Tyne

'Out There' shed light on the sculptures and structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985, long before the iconic Angel of the North was conceived.

Many of these pieces have been lost, damaged, moved or destroyed. Others have been saved, celebrated and are widely loved. All of them were created and sited with care and conviction for the post-war public.

From the sculptures at Newcastle University and Civic Centre to the Apollo Pavilion at Peterlee, 'Out There' celebrated England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection.

Short film on public art

A short film discussing the issues involved in saving our 20th-century public art featuring Nicholas Serota, Director of Tate Galleries, sculptor William Mitchell, Catherine Croft, Director of the C20 Society.

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