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Four artists to create major new works for Tyne and Wear Metro trains
Four artists have each won a unique commission to create major works for the interior of the Tyne and Wear Metro’s £362m new train fleet. Metro will be the first urban transit system in the world to feature permanent art inside trains when the new fleet enters service next year, thanks to a project…
The performers from Curious Arts at Monument Metro station
LGBT performers wow Metro customers as part of community arts programme
The Tyne and Wear Metro has welcomed LGBT performers on to the network as part of its biggest ever community arts programme. Curious Arts, the leading LGBTQIA+ arts organisation in North East England, set up ‘Story Stations’ on Metro to tell the stories of customers’ everyday journeys on a giant…
CGI image of new Metro trains at Tynemouth station
Artists invited to create work for new Metro trains
Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Metro operator, has announced a major new arts commission for the busy system’s £362m new train fleet. The commission, grant-funded by Arts Council England, will for the first time in the world see artists selected to create large-scale new works for the interiors of 46 new…
The Famous Faces mural at Monument Metro station
Metro's Famous Faces mural celebrates its 25th year
A Metro mural featuring well known and much-loved personalities from our region is celebrating its 25th year. The popular and colourful piece of artwork, Famous Faces, by former coal miner Bob Olley, has been proudly on displayed at Monument Metro station since November 1996. Fourteen of Tyneside’s…
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…
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