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New art at Tynemouth just the ticket
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
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
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
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…
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Metro - The Musical: See it here now
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
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…
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National design award for Sunderland station
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.
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
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…
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Public art you can see from Space.
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…