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Anna Woodford, Pippa Little and Christy Ducker
Poetry on the platforms
A trip on Metro by a local poet has inspired a new display of thought-provoking verse on the platforms at Longbenton Metro station. Working in partnership with Royal Literary Fund Fellows at Newcastle and York Universities, Metro-operator Nexus is proud to support the display of four poems…
Southpaw Dance Company in rehearsal
Dance performances are set to wow Metro customers this summer
Professional dancers are set to wow customers on the Tyne and Wear Metro this summer with a series of set-piece performances at stations. The pop-up dance performances by the Newcastle-based Southpaw Dance Company mark the launch of Metro operator Nexus’ biggest ever community arts programme.…
The BALTIC Open Submission works on display at Byker Metro station in east Newcastle
Artwork from BALTIC arrives at Byker Metro station
Byker Metro station - which has become renowned as a space for public art - is playing host to an eye-catching montage of work from BALTIC. Byker is the latest location on the Metro network to feature artwork from BALTIC’s Open Submission exhibit. A montage of reproductions from Open Submission are…
New art at Gateshead Interchange - from Baltic
Gateshead Interchange gets new art work from BALTIC
New artwork showcasing an exhibition at BALTIC has gone on display at Gateshead transport interchange. And it is just the ticket for the many bus and Metro passengers who use the facility every day as lockdown eases, brightening up walls that were previously blank with thought provoking pieces of…
Famous Faces at Monument Metro station
New film celebrates 40 years of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro
A new film has been produced to celebrate the proud history of public art on the Tyne and Wear Metro. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, commissioned the 18-minute feature to give people a virtual tour of some of the most iconic exhibits on the network. The film, which was…
Baltic Open Submission at Bede Metro station
Artists display their work on Metro as part of a new exhibition at BALTIC
A series of eye-catching artworks have gone on display on the Tyne and Wear Metro, showcasing a new exhibition at BALTIC which is set to open in May when lockdown measures ease. In an exciting partnership with Metro operator, Nexus, work by 13 different artists are on display at Metro Station…
Pupils with their Elmer art work on board a Metro train
Pupils' Elmer the Elephant designs are displayed on Metro
School kids are showcasing their art work for thousands of passengers on the Tyne and Wear Metro to celebrate this summer’s art trail, Elmer’s Great North Parade, by St Oswald’s Hospice. Sixteen winning Elmer designs have been chosen from schools across the region and they are to be displayed on…
Elmer the Elephant statue
Businesses urged to back Elmer's Great North Parade
A North East charity is calling on the region’s businesses to join their herd and take part in a major public art event this summer. Hot on the heels of its hugely successful Great North Snowdogs art trail, St Oswald’s Hospice is holding Elmer’s Great North Parade - when 65 individually decorated…
Aritsts in recovery at West Jesmond Metro station
Artists in recovery showcase their work on Metro
Local artists who have battled addiction have been given the chance to showcase their work on the Tyne and Wear Metro. The artists – Si Turner, John O’Rourke, Russ Coleman and Kirk Teasdale – are all alcoholics in recovery. The medium of art has played a big role in their recovery process. And it…
TyneMet students with the artwork at Thnemouth Station
Students showcase their art work at Tynemouth station
Art students at a North East college have found the perfect platform on which to display their talents. Works by 25 learners at Tyne Metropolitan College (TyneMet) are being seen by thousands of commuters – at Tynemouth Metro station. An assortment of sculptures, paintings and other works have been…
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