University Gallery, Northumbria University, with its Pillar Man
sculpture by Nico Widerburg
has been created by Norwegian artist Nicolaus Widerberg and is officially unveiled at a ceremony at Newcastle's Northumbria University today by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Coun George Douglas.
The Pillar Man
sculpture by Nico Widerburg at the University Gallery at Northumbria University
Entitled Pillar Man
the art work is the first in a series of pieces which will be installed to highlight Newcastle's hidden rivers that criss-cross the city below street level.
The Pandon Burn is commemorated by a sculpture, formed from a glacial boulder, called Give and Take in Trinity Gardens On the East Quayside, and Pillar Man
, a bronze work next to the Northumbria University Gallery.
Norwegian artist Nicolaus Widerberg has already been commissioned by University of Northumbria to create Pillar Man
, a 6.
Nico Widerberg's sculpture of the elongated figure of Pillar Man
is a focal point outside the gallery, where it was placed in 2004 to mark the spot where underground rivers flow through the city.
His son, Nicolaus Widerberg's giant, elongated bronze figure Pillar Man
was commissioned by the University Gallery to mark its redevelopment two years ago.
, by Nicolaus Widerberg, at the new entrance to Northumbria University Gallery, is a 6.
That elongated bronze figure, Pillar Man
, outside the newly extended Northumbria University Gallery, has already featured in hundreds of photos ( many taken by overseas students.
, which now takes pride of place outside the university's new gallery extension on Sandyford Road, sits on top of a slab of black granite, designed to look like water, to mark the course of the Pandon Burn 20 metres below.
The picture shows Norwegian sculptor Nico Widerberg with a model of Pillar Man