Out There: Our Post-War Public Art
Bessie Surtees House, Newcastle upon Tyne
FREE ENTRY - Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday.
'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.
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.
Out There: Our Post-War Public Art image gallery
The following public sculptures will be featured in our exhibition at Bessie Surtees House. Please click on the gallery images to enlarge.
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.
Also of interest...
In our recent project to promote the value and protection of public sculptures erected between 1945-1985, 41 sculptures were protected by listing.