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Angel of the North

Possibly the largest angel in the world, the Angel of the North commemorates the miners who worked in the area, but also reflects the spiritual aspects of Antony Gormley's personality and his fascination with the human body. Accredited Lecturer Frank Woodgate explains Gormley's vision 


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Enjoyed the info, but disappointed there wasn’t pictures to show the field of figures etc , which wouldn’t have taken much effort to do.
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Vanda Wed, 22/12/2021 - 10:07 Permalink

Fascinating background explanation of The Angel of the North and jnformation on the artist.

Nadia Ellis Wed, 22/12/2021 - 10:00 Permalink

I was really pleased to hear this, having seen a lot of gormley’s work really interesting

Iris Wed, 22/12/2021 - 09:51 Permalink

Good to learn about Gormley and his work, I would have liked more images. The lack of images drew attention to the fact that the speaker was reading his script and not making eye contact. Pity

Thank you

Nigel Wed, 22/12/2021 - 09:36 Permalink

Interesting history of this huge Angel.

Linda Quinlan Wed, 22/12/2021 - 09:18 Permalink

Thanks everyone for your comments about visuals. I'm sure the project team will take note for the future!

editor Wed, 22/12/2021 - 09:16 Permalink

Frank, thank you for bringing this wonderful piece of art to life in commemoration of the miners, indeed the supporters of Newcastle United should be proud.

Muriel Lowe Wed, 22/12/2021 - 09:14 Permalink

Informative talk, but frustrated at lack of illustrations!

Judith Keen Wed, 22/12/2021 - 09:05 Permalink

Interesting short lecture but only two photos which was disappointing.

Rosemary Evans Wed, 22/12/2021 - 08:34 Permalink

The talk needed more visuals in of the other pieces of art that the lecturer spoke about.

Julie Wed, 22/12/2021 - 08:30 Permalink