Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles
Phoenix Cobbles

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Cocklakia is the term which describes the ancient art of cobblestone mosaics, invented by the Romans and recently revived by Maggy Howarth.  Revival is also the theme of the mosaic which shows a phoenix rising from the flames, symbolising Gateshead's regeneration after a period of industrial decline.  

Phoenix Cobbles




stone, ceramic & steel


H 250 x W 400 x D (?) cm

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commissioned by Gateshead Council

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Gateshead Council


Gateshead Council

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Located at

Tyne Road East, Gateshead


Set into the pavement area on the road next to the River Tyne adjacent to the South side of the Redheugh Bridge.