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[email protected] - new permanent public art work on the banks of the River Tyne

Date uploaded: April 20, 2009

Flash @ Hebburn is a major piece of public art launched at Hebburn Riverside Park on 7 March 2009.

The installation by leading UK artist Charles Quick is at the cutting edge of new technologies in public art and reflects the long history of Hebburn being a place of innovation.

The artwork takes the form of 12 x 8 metre columns powered by sustainable energy through photovoltaic panels. Revolutionary radio technology is used to control a number of light sequences of blue and white LED lights to replicate industrial flashes of light to echo the area’s past.

The £150,000 project delivered by South Tyneside Council and funded by the Arts Council completes the final piece of Art on the Riverside – the major programme of public art concentrated along the banks of the Rivers Tyne and Wear featuring works by local and international artists.

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Flash@Hebburn - new permanent public art work on the banks of the River Tyne. Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

[email protected] - new permanent public art work on the banks of the River Tyne. Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.

Photo credit: Adam Lawrenson.