2.4 metres x 1.3 metres tall
Kibblesworth, Team Valley,
Based on the concept of a pit pony released from its yoke
and harness and 'put out to grass', the image of a horse is an icon reflecting the history of the village
through the pre-industrial era and
also looking forward to post-industrial/post mine working age.
There are other connotations to the idea of a public image of a
horse such as the numerous 'white horses' cut into hillsides around the
country such as at
This was cut
from a single sheet of weathering steel, also known as
shaped in a 160 ton brake press.
Corten is an alloy of steel which
is self-sealing. requiring little to no maintenance. Instead of corroding,
the metal gradually builds up a tough and attractive patina when
exposed to the elements.
This is one of a
number of permanent artworks commissioned by Keelman Homes
for the Kibblesworth community and curated by Gateshead Council.
The public commissions represent the second stage
of the project following on from the
'Insider Art' programme, a six month community engagement
and consultation by
Rednile Projects in 2011.
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