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Public Art

          Awards

Gateshead has also won a string of awards, putting it firmly on the arts map as a leading national innovator.

The Angel of the North won the 1996 British Gas Properties/Arts Council ‘Working for Cities’ Award for Arts in Progress.  After Antony Gormley was commissioned to produce the Angel he won the Turner prize in 1994 and was awarded the OBE for services to sculpture in 1997.

Gateshead Council’s Public Art programme has been awarded:-

The Royal Town Planning Institute Jubilee Award 1990

The Arts Council/British Gas ‘Working for Cities’ Award 1991

Northern Electric Award for Visual Arts 1991

Foundation for Sport and the Arts Grant Award 1992

The National Art Collections Fund Award 1995

The Public Art programme has also received commendations in:-

Prudential Award for Visual Arts 1990 and 1991

ABSA Award for Arts in Urban Regeneration 1991

The Arts Council/British Gas ‘Working for Cities’ Award 1992

Northern Electric Champions Award 1995

The Arts Council/British Gas ‘Working for Cities’ Award 1995.

Public Art and The Angel of the North

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