Geordie Metal

The heavy industries of north-east England have long gone and the natural landscapes have been restored.

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Now, in a Northumberland field, there is a spoon.

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That 4m high installation is by Bob Budd. Meanwhile, at Beamish in County Durham, model cows are made from excavators. Nearby is another memory, Andrew Mckeown’s hammer and nails.

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Helen Marriage is a director of Artichoke, the arts company behind the Lumiere Festival in Durham. And there is Silvas Capitalis, a giant wooden head made from 3,000 pieces of timber in the Kielder forest:

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Just to the south of this, in Newcastle, Kenneth Armitage’s giant hand, Reach for Stars, used to be tucked between two buildings.