Art and Sport in Newcastle and Gateshead

Sports Day - Mike Winstone (1996)

Sports Day – Mike Winstone (1996)

Although alluding to Gateshead’s renown in sports and the International Stadium, the sculpture avoids clichéd representations of athletic prowess, tensed muscles and ‘action’ poses. More humorous than heroic, Mike Winstone’s figure competes in the sack race – an event not known for poise and glamour. The artist aimed to convey a view of sport which…

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