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.  
Title

Phoenix Cobbles

Date

1994

Medium

stone, ceramic & steel

Measurements

H 250 x W 400 x D (?) cm

Accession number

NE8_GL_S218

Acquisition method

commissioned by Gateshead Council

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Gateshead Council

Custodian

Gateshead Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

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Located at

Tyne Road East, Gateshead

NE8 2NX

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