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Tees Valley Giants, North East

Date uploaded: June 22, 2009

Tees Valley Regeneration has launched the largest public art initiative the world has ever seen. Tees Valley Giants will be a series of five world-class art installations by internationally acclaimed sculptor Anish Kapoor and leading structural designer Cecil Balmond.

The artist and engineer are known for the monumental scale of their work and are two of the most sought after names in the art world. Their works can be seen in prominent locations around the globe including New York, Chicago and Beijing.

The first installation 'Temenos' will be located at the north-eastern corner of Middlesbrough Dock, Middlehaven. It will cost £2.7m and will be a staggering 110m in length and almost 50m high. Temenos is funded by government initiative The Northern Way, Regional Development Agency One North East, Homes and Communities Agency, the Arts Council England, the Northern Rock Foundation, Middlesbrough Football Club and BioRegional Quintain.

A planning application for Temenos will be submitted to Middlesbrough Council shortly. Sculptures will also be installed at Stockton, Hartlepool, Darlington and Redcar and Cleveland adding up to the biggest public art project anywhere in the world.

For more information please visit the Tees Valley Regeneration website

Download the Tees Valley Giants brochure as a pdf(323 KB)

Temenos, artist's impression. Tees Valley Giants

Temenos, artist's impression. Tees Valley Giants