Angel of the North


Angel of the North

This afternoon I am featuring the famous Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead,  near Newcastle upon Tyne in N.E. England.  This stunning piece of public sculpture dominates the local skyline. Key facts are:

  • The work of Antony Gormley. Sir Antony Mark David Gormley OBE RA (born 30 August 1950) is a British sculptor.His works include the Angel of the North which was commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998; Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool; and Event Horizon, a multipart site installation which premiered in London in 2007, then subsequently in Madison Square in New York City (2010), São Paulo, Brazil (2012), and Hong Kong (2015–16).
  • 200m (656 ft) high
  • 54m (177 ft) span
  • Construction used 200 tonnes of steel.
  • Cost GBP1.0m in 1998. Mainly sourced from lottery fiunds and grants.

Side elevation


Rear elevation.




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