City Centre Art

Magnet Court - 1935

Magnet Court (1938)

Art Deco Terracotta Tiles Magnet House on Gallowgate, built for the General Electric Company around 1938. Its facade includes thirteen 3’ square art deco low relief terracotta panels (in four different designs) showing human figures symbolic of power generation. Similar motifs were used on the interior of Battersea Power Station in the first stage of…

Newcastle through the Ages

Newcastle through the Ages

Worth 10 minutes of anyones time, Newcastle’s most informative public art work, themes of Oceanus, Monkchester, Pons Aelius and Geordie, engineering, architecture, shipwrights, artists and social reformers. 2.3m high 2.7m wide. More detail from Co-Curate at Newcastle University Tags: history of newcastle, wall mosaics

Rutherford Memorial Fountain

Rutherford Memorial Fountain – Band of Hope Union (1894)

Erected by the Band of Hope Union in memory of J.H. Rutherford, Presbyterian minister and Temperance campaigner. Sandstone steps, red sandstone fountain with pink granite basin.’Water is Best’ ironic, perhaps in this long established popular drinking location. Originally located outside St Nicholas Cathedral but had to be moved for a statue of Queen Victoria. More…

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