What is Street Art?
Newcastle Street art, by its nature comes and goes. The Wikipedia definition of Street Art :-
“Street art is a form of artwork that is displayed in public on surrounding buildings, on streets, trains, and on other publicly viewed surfaces. Many instances come in the form of guerrilla art, which is intended to make a personal statement about the society that the artist lives within. The work has moved from the beginnings of graffiti and vandalism to new modes where artists work to bring messages, or just beauty, to an audience.”
‘The Beach’ was created in 1909 by Laura Knight in Impressionist style. It also exists as one of three Laing Art Gallery Murals on John Dobson Street. More information on Laura Knight on WikiArt. Tags: murals, street art More Public Art Under Your Feet – Catherine Bertola (2004) Tyne Line of Txt Flow – Carol…
One of the more recent murals to appear in Ouseburn, ‘Ancient Place’ Tags: murals, street art More Public Art Wire Horses – Daniel Reed (2002) Time to… Cate Watkinson (2006) Ship Inn Murals Ouseburn Waymarkers Ouseburn Monument
ff The Pub has two giant murals at either side, the mural on the gable end is a piece of public art by The London Police – Unit 44, Chinny Bond, Habiba Smiths and the Maltese Falcon (the Monk). Not only does the Ship Inn have a unique location, nestled in the heart of the…
Commissioned to celebrate 900 years of Newcastle’s history. These twelve mosaic panels can be found in a subway next to Jesmond Metro Station. Tags: history of newcastle, street art More Public Art University Quarter Art Riverside Art Quayside Art Ouseburn Art Newcastle and Gateshead Street Art