- Tees Valley Giants
The Tees Valley Giants will be a £15m series of five world-class art installations by renowned sculptor
Anish Kapoorand leading structural designer Cecil Balmond. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tees/7500768.stm BBC news on the Tees Valley Giants] ] [ [http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080711/jsp/nation/story_9535208.jsp The Telegraph India discusses Kapoor's and Balmond's work on the Tees Valley Giants] ] The artwork is set to be created in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Clevelandand Stockton on Teesall towns in the Tees Valleyarea of England. [ [http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2008/07/10/wonder-of-the-world-84229-21317999/ 3 page article on the Tees Valley Giants] ] Once completed, the project will become the world's biggest public art project. [ [http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.2387827.0.tees_valley_giants_unveiled_today.php Northern Echo discusses Tees Valley Giants] ] . The Tees Valley Giants was launched by Tees Valley Regeneration [ [http://www.teesvalleyregeneration.co.uk/art Launchpage of the Tees Valley Giants] ] .
Five structures are set to be created. However, only one has currently been unveiled, Temenos.
Temenos is the first sculpture for the Tees Valley Giants project to be announced. [ [http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/display.var.2388127.0.15m_public_art_project_revealed.php Tees Valley Giants Project Revealed] ] . It will be approximately 110m long and 50m high and will cost £2.7m. The steel structure consists of a pole, a circular ring and an oval ring, all held together by steel wire. [ [http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2008/07/11/the-net-tightens-on-valley-giants-61634-21324656/ Journal Live article on the Tees Valley Giants] ] The structure is planned to be put in the Middlehaven area of
Middlesbrough, close to where the Transporter bridge is currently positioned. Planning consent is currently being sought for the structure and work is due to start in the autumn and be completed by next summer. The artwork has been named Temenos [ [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/news/story/0,,2290249,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=40 The guardian on Temenos] ] due to the Greek word meaning land cut off and assigned as a sanctuary or holy area. Temenos is funded by the Government Initiative, The Northern Way, the regional development agency One NorthEast, the Arts Council England, the Northern Rock Foundation, Middlesbrough Football Cluband BioRegional Quintain.
The other four structures are to be announced. [ [http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art-and-architecture/news/kapoors-giants-to-be-the-worlds-biggest-public-artwork-865058.html The Independent discusses the Tees Valley Giants] ]
[http://www.teesvalleyregeneration.co.uk Tees Valley Regeneration official Website]
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