Public artwork that celebrates anniversary of UNESCO World Heritage Site

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall

The Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival has unveiled plans for a contemporary, large scale, public artwork that celebrates the anniversary of the site.

Coming this Summer, APERTURA by Ed Carter, Nicky Kirk and Tony Broomhead is an interactive sonic sculpture set in the picturesque setting of Northumberland National Park's, Walltown Country Park.

After months of development this unique installation is being described by organisers as an evocative intervention in the landscape.

From Friday, August 26 to Sunday, September 11 visitors can experience a sound sculpture made up of 1900 copper wind chimes that creates an evolving soundscape the everchanging breeze.

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Jane, Lady Gibson, Chair of Hadrian’s Wall Partnership said: "APERTURA is an artwork that interprets this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site within a contemporary context, the location providing a monumental platform to shape a cultural dialogue about togetherness, and commonality.

"We can't wait to invite visitors from around the world to come and celebrate this special event."

The free to attend artwork funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority will encourage people to come together in a shared physical space in order to engage, celebrate and listen.

At the heart of the project is the opportunity to engage with local, regional, national, and international audiences, opening conversations about Hadrian’s Wall as an inspiring cultural bridge, rather than a static geographical border.