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  • A photo of councillors with the art work

    Community art work unveiled at Cullercoats Metro station

    20 December 2017
    A community art project has brought a splash of colour to a Metro station in North Tyneside. Cullercoats is home to new set of colourful art works, including a series of stunning photographs showcasing the local area, thanks to the efforts of local school children. The Cullercoats Kids’ Art Project...
  • Lucy Frost with Pop card

    Lucy travels to new business heights with Go Smarter Ways into Work

    31 March 2017
    Young apprentice Lucy Frost is aiming high in business, thanks to a new initiative from Go Smarter Ways into Work. Lucy, 18, from Heaton in Newcastle, has been able to access a Business Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship at Barnado’s Palmersville Training, thanks to a partnership between...
  • £6m refurbishment of Metro's Newcastle Central Station completed

    13 March 2017
    The £6m revamp of Metro's Newcastle Central Station has been successfully completed, transforming a key regional gateway. The station, which is used by 5.3m people a year, has undergone a major redevelopment over the last 18 months, offering passengers a brighter, cleaner, and more modern Metro...
  • Managing Director of Nexus with snow dog sculpture

    Great North Snowdogs take over Metro

    19 September 2016
    The Metro system is to play a key part in Tyne and Wear’s biggest ever mass participation public art event – Great North Snowdogs. The colourful Snowdog trail will see 61 individually designed Snowdog sculptures displayed in local parks and open spaces - and almost all are in easy reach of a Metro...
  • Parson’s Polygon air vent

    Metro's underground air vent gains listed status

    8 September 2016
    An air vent for the Tyne and Wear Metro’s tunnels beneath Newcastle has been listed by Historic England as an important piece of post-war public art. Parson’s Polygon is a unique terracotta obelisk designed by artist David Hamilton to stand in one of Newcastle city centre’s busiest streets. The 3.5...
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    A vibrant new mural is unveiled at Byker Metro station

    7 April 2016
    Metro passengers will see a vibrant splash of colours at Byker station this spring after a new giant artwork was unveiled. Home, by Alex Godwin, is an 11-metre long tableau weaving a multi-coloured adventure around everyday objects from the streets and houses around the busy city metro station....
  • north shileds art work

    Mexican artwork finds a home on Metro

    15 June 2015
    A splash of Mexican colour and culture has arrived in North Tyneside following the creation of a new artwork at North Shields Metro station, thanks to the region’s most vibrant festival. As part of ¡Vamos! 2015, ‘El Patio de mi casa’ – which translates as ‘My House’s Backyard’ - was created at...
  • art work at byker station

    Board game for Byker is a giant new artwork for Metro

    27 March 2015
    A board game taking players on a journey of discovery through Byker takes pride of place at the local Metro station from today (Saturday 28 March). Artists Michael Crilly and Chris Morton created the game as the centrepiece of the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro station, titled ‘The Point of...
  • woman in front of byker station art work

    Art at Byker lifts lid on the secret etiquette of travel

    11 December 2014
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a striking new light on the etiquette of travelling by public transport. The work by Cecilia Stenbom, Unspoken, explores the personal preferences and hang-ups we all have when using buses and Metro.  The finished 11-metre long work weaves the...
  • art work at bede metro station

    Community art marks the refurbishment of Bede Metro station

    3 October 2014
    A vibrant new community artwork has been unveiled to mark the completion of refurbishment work at Bede Metro station in South Tyneside. Ten colourful panels have been designed to span both platforms at the stations, designed by local artist Mark Gibson with the help of the Bede of Jarrow U3A,...
  • woman at hebburn metro station

    New art is a step back in time at Hebburn Metro station

    3 October 2014
    A new community artwork which takes passengers on a journey through the history of the local community has been unveiled at Hebburn Metro station. A High Place Beside The Water was created by local photographer Karen Atkinson, with the help of the Jarrow and Hebburn Local History Society, to mark...
  • children by west jesmond station art work

    Children's art brings colour to West Jesmond

    18 July 2014
    Primary school pupils from Jesmond have created a colourful series of new pictures for their local Metro station, showing scenes from their vibrant local community. It has been created in a unique partnership between Newcastle art gallery The Biscuit Factory’s charitable foundation, West Jesmond...
  • byker heroes art work

    Giant new artwork celebrates the heroes of Byker

    12 June 2014
    Singer Cheryl Cole, a Hong Kong civil rights activist and the inventor of reinforced concrete star in a giant new artwork celebrating the people who have emerged from the East end of Newcastle to make their mark on the world. Also featured in Heroes of Byker are playwright Lee Hall, Victorian world...
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    Discover the latest giant artwork at Byker Metro

    17 December 2013
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station throws a colourful new light on the Newcastle suburb. The work by Patrick Murphy, Love My Byker, captures local landmarks in and around the main shopping street of Shields Road. The finished 11-metre long work blows the images up to a huge scale across one...
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    Pinhole images create new artwork at Byker Metro

    1 August 2013
    A new giant artwork at Byker Metro station unveiled today, Thursday 1 August, lets passengers view the Newcastle suburb in a whole new light. The work by local artist Judy Thomas, Byker: Seen and Unseen, is made up of pinhole camera images captured by local people during a community project. The...
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    Giant new artwork for Byker Metro

    2 May 2013
    A giant new artwork at Byker Metro station takes people on a tour of the hidden treasures of the surrounding area. The 11 metre-wide ‘Byker Barcodes’ artwork Trails and Treasures captures everyday and overlooked features, patterns and detail from the streets of East Newcastle and weaves them into a...
  • art work at wallsend station

    Metro's 'Roman' station has a modern new feel

    12 April 2013
    A new artwork celebrating Wallsend’s Roman heritage is being unveiled by local MP Mary Glindon to mark the refurbishment of the town’s Metro station. The artwork takes the 1.5 million people who use the station every year on a photographic journey along Hadrian’s Wall, from nearby Segedunum Fort...
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    Bus station Beethoven sonata is online hit

    31 October 2012
    A film of passengers playing Beethoven in a Newcastle city centre bus station is becoming a surprise internet phenomenon. The film by video artist Anton Hecht has racked up more than 150,000 views on YouTube in less than a week and been featured by major online sites MSN and CBS news in the USA....
  • Community Mural at Byker Metro station

    Big picture unveiled at Byker Metro station

    12 June 2012
    A stunning new community mural, in the shape of one of the North East’s most iconic buildings, has been revealed at Byker Metro Station, thanks to budding local photographers who took part in a recent Tyne and Wear Metro photo competition. The mural, which has been designed in the shape of The Sage...
  • Transitions detail showing pop cards

    New art at Tynemouth just the ticket

    19 October 2011
    A new artwork at Tynemouth station celebrates the iconic little yellow Metro ticket, soon to be replaced as Metro ticket machines are modernised. 'Transitions ... From Here to There', has been created by Northumbria University Fine Art Graduate, Kimberley Gaiger for the station’s Bridge Gallery,...
  • Tynemouth station art

    Kids' art on show at Tynemouth

    28 September 2011
    Colourful new artworks designed with the help of local school children are brightening up Tynemouth station as a project to restore it continues. As part of the cultural and community engagement programme running alongside the restoration of Tynemouth Station, the artists Gaynor Devaney and Dave...
  • Art at Cullercoats Metro Station

    Local photographer brings summer sun to Cullercoats

    31 August 2011
    A local photographer’s sun-drenched images of Whitley Bay are on display at Cullercoats Metro station. Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is displaying the works by Paul William Llewellyn Jones as part of its Art on Transport programme. The six images went on display just ahead...
  • Sunderland Station

    Second major award for Sunderland

    6 May 2011
    The ‘inspirational’ £7 million modernisation of Sunderland station platforms by Nexus has won a second major design award. The project was Highly Commended in the Design and Innovation Category at the 2011 North East Renaissance awards, held by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in...
  • cast singing

    Metro - The Musical: See it here now

    24 March 2011
    Metro - The Musical, a celebration of 30 years of our iconic light rail system, gets its world premiere tonight on the BBCk Look North regional news programme. The project has taken six months to complete, from auditioning the best local talent to filming Rapper Sword Dancers dancing inside a Metro...
  • Lisa Johnson and peacock artwork

    Giant new artwork for Gateshead Interchange

    22 March 2011
    An art student’s giant image of a peacock will be seen by thousands of people every day, welcoming passengers to Gateshead Interchange. Lisa Johnson’s peacock design was chosen following an appeal by Nexus for a piece of art to liven up the entrance to the interchange, used by four million people...
  • platform 5 artwork

    National design award for Sunderland station

    18 March 2011
    The £7m modernisation of Sunderland station platforms by Nexus has won a national design award. Platform 5, the artwork that is the centrepiece of the new station, was named winner in the Special Projects category at the 2011 Lighting Design Awards in London. The work by Jason Bruges Studio was...
  • Sunderland launch

    £7m Sunderland Station transformation complete.

    13 September 2010
    Sunderland Council leader Paul Watson has pressed the button to launch a unique new light artwork – marking the completion of a £7 million project to modernise Sunderland station’s platforms. The £7m refurbishment, led by Nexus with the support of station owner Network Rail and station manager...
  • Sunderland station

    Lost and Found in Sunderland - a major new art commission

    11 August 2010
    Nexus, which owns and manages the Metro system, has spent £7 million modernising the platform spaces at Sunderland station - with more than a little artistic inspiration to help. Not one, but three, separate artists were appointed to assist architects and engineers in rethinking the 140-metre...
  • aerial image of bus stop

    Public art you can see from Space.

    19 May 2009
    Opening Line by Danny Lane was commissioned by Nexus and completed in 2004 to mark the £7 million modernisation of the interchange, used by four million passengers a year. It consists of a long thin line of laser-cut steel and etched glass cut into a series of large ‘picture stories’. And the...
  • Nayam Kulkarni

    Nocturne: an interview with Nayan Kulkarni.

    2 May 2007
    Can you explain your vision for this work, and what the viewer will actually experience now it is complete? Cites are living changing places that are animated by their communities. They have changing atmospheres, sounds, smells, levels of energy. Nocturne seeks to reflect this by transforming the...
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    Bloom time at Tynemouth Station.

    18 June 2009
    A unique Victorian railway station is set to blossom thanks to a community art project, which will rely on the bygone use of pinhole photography.  Work began last year to make safe certain sections of historic Tynemouth station's unrestored glass canopy. Now 14 hoardings that surround the...
  • New Sunderland station nears completion.

    £7m Sunderland station refurbishment enters final phase

    17 June 2010
    Work to completely refurbish platform areas at Sunderland railway station entered its final phase on Monday 21 June. This will see the north end of the station re-opened from the start of service, letting passengers see the major improvements made, including the new open-plan staircase. At the same...
  • Artist, Esme Fletcher with her artwork at Park Lane.

    Sunderland student sees her art on Metro.

    16 May 2009
    A Sunderland student has found an audience of thousands for her art after it was displayed on the city’s Metro system. Esme Fletcher, 20, who is from Grangetown in Sunderland and a second year student at Sunderland University, approached Nexus to ask if she could display work on poster sites as...