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© Anish Kapoor. All rights reserved, DACS 2022 & Cecil Balmond. Photo credit: Helen Crute / Art UK

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The word 'Temenos' is the Ancient Greek term for land cut off and assigned as an official domain especially to kings and chiefs, or a piece of land marked off from common uses and dedicated to a god, a sanctuary, holy grove or holy precinct.

Temenos is one of the proposed ‘Tees Valley Giants’ a £15 million series of art installations by Anish Kapoor to be created in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Stockton-on-Tees. If completed, the project would become the world's biggest art installation, but only Temenos has been finished. The installation weighs 156 tonnes and cost £2.7 million. It has been reported that the Tees Valley Combined Authority is seeking funding for a second sculpture.
Title

Temenos

Date

2008–2010

Medium

stainless steel

Measurements

H 5000 x W 11000 x D 3200 cm

Accession number

TS3_HJC_S001

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Middlesbrough Borough Council

Custodian

Middlesbrough Borough Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

10th January 2010

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on the south side of a red-brick-built building, on a round blue plaque edged in white with white, raised lettering: TEES TRANSPORTER TRAIL / TEMENOS / This acclaimed public art installation / by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond / was unveiled in June 2010. / Thousands of metres of steel wire/weave between the two rings to / create one of Britain's largest sculptures. / heritage lottery fund / LOTTERY FUNDED (the Heritage Lottery Fund symbol appears on the bottom of the plaque); on the side of a red-brick-built building, on a round blue plaque edged in white with white, raised lettering: TEES TRANSPORTER TRAIL / TEMENOS / This acclaimed public art installation / by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond / was unveiled in June 2010. / Thousands of metres of steel wire / weave between the two rings to/create one of Britain's largest sculptures. / heritage lottery fund / LOTTERY FUNDED (the Heritage Lottery Fund symbol appears on the bottom of the plaque)

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Located at

Middlehaven Dock, Priestman Road, Middlesbrough

TS3 6RT

Close to Middlesbrough Football Club.