Out There: Our Post-War Public Art

Free Newcastle Quayside exhibition exploring public art. 

Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle upon Tyne

FREE ENTRY - Saturday 19 May 7-11pm

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

Oversize sculpture of a man mounted on the wall of a modern building, pointing down towards a pedestrian walking beneath.
River God Tyne, 1968 by David Wynne, Civic Centre, St Mary's Place, Newcastle © Historic England

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' celebrates England's fascinating yet forgotten national collection.

Short film on public art

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


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