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Giant boulder wins national arts award.

A GIANT granite sculpture adjoining a Newcastle mixed use development has won a national arts award.

Give and Take, a sculpture by Peter Randall-Page, has won the 2006 Marsh Award for Public Sculpture, held by the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association.

The 35-tonne boulder was placed in the courtyard of developer Silverlink's Trinity Gardens office and retail development behind the law courts, on Newcastle quayside, in June 2005 to encourage "creativity both in work life as well as social time."

It is part of Newcastle's Hidden Rivers project which marks key sites in acknowledgement of the historic, social and economic importance of five burns running deep beneath Newcastle.

Michelle Percy, marketing director at Silverlink, which sold the development's flagship building - One Trinity- to Morley in August 2005, said: "By establishing a combined design and project team from the outset of a development's life, it means that art and public space are not after-thoughts but designed early within the planning process."


EYE - CATCHING: Give and Take, a 35-tonne granite sculpture in Newcastle, has won a national arts award.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 10, 2007
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