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"Art on the Quayside" Top 5 Page for this destination Quayside Tip by toonsarah

Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne: 21 reviews and 43 photos

  River Tyne relief
by toonsarah

As you walk along by the Tyne look out for the many pieces of public art here. The piece in my photo is River Tyne by Neil Talbot which is a relief depicting thirty miles of the course of the Tyne carved on a sandstone wall by the Wesley Memorial Fountain (near the Law Courts). The Tyne is shown as a map with various views from along the river’s course realistically carved to a relief with a maximum depth of a centimetre. The work is 30 metres in length, and it’s fun to follow the river’s course on it and spot the well-known landmarks.

Other pieces near here include the River God, a male figure with a torso and head, and holding a staff and chain, on top of a steel column. The work is set on the roundabout at the centre of East Quayside, near the Malmaison Hotel.

Directions: One of the best stretches of the Quayside to explore is walking east from the Tyne Bridge

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 14, 2007
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