Art Middlesbrough North Yorkshire


Art In Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Art installation near Middlesbrough football ground.

Temenos caught my eye, so I went to investigate. It's an art installation completed 2010 by artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond (Both of Orbit 'fame' at the Olympic Park London).

 This is to represent the engineering and industrial heritage in the area.

The artist for inspiration put two rings in the leg of a pair of tights. You would of thought he could of at least said a stocking! 

Here is the technical stuff. It's 110m x 50m x 50m approx. There are 3,200 steel clamps and 12,000 bolts. It cost £2.7 million when constructed in 2010.

Temenos comes from Greek and means 'To cut off' usually a reference to land cut off from common use and  therefore sacred. Maybe a connection to the Riverside Stadium which is opposite!

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With your back to the Riverside Stadium you should see Temenos. It's just across Priestman Road over the water.

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Parking is available at The Riverside Stadium but not on match days.

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