Rudder – Keelman Square – Andrew Burton (1996)

Rudder - Andrew Burton (1996)

The piece is a striking but simple, rudder like form, which is subtly curved. At its highest point the form flows into a step like feature with elements, which curve out of the sculpture. The bronze is patinated green and has a aried surface, which is apparently smooth but if examined more closely has imperfections, which invite the viewer to touch the metal.

Rudder is a partner piece to Column and Steps nearby. The 1990s saw the transformation of Newcastle’s Quayside. Costing £170 million, Tyne and Wear Development Corporation’s overall scheme was designed by Terry Farrell Associates, with public art being seen as integral to the aesthetic appeal of the area.

Quayside Art