United Kingdom The Halo

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Steve Wright

About this spot
Designed by local artist, Steve Newby, the work called 'Halo' is a stunning gravity-defying spectacle stretching 27 -foot in the form of a loop, which by night is illuminated by colour changing fibre-optic lights.

The sculpture is a fitting link to the Town's steel heritage and symbol of its post-industrial renewal, as Gateshead celebrates what is believed to be the UK's biggest mixed-use town centre regeneration project outside London in recent years.

Hailed as the world's largest structure made from inflated stainless steel, Halo is constructed entirely using the award-winning artist's own unique method. Stainless steel is shaped by inflating and blowing, creating curves in reflective surfaces, which then appear kinetic and fluid. It is made up of around 330 individual inflated sections, linked together to form a spectacular 27-foot ring of billowing curves.

The iconic structure is tilted on a 66 degrees angle, magnificently soaring outward and overhead and promising an inspiring and unique experience to visitors of Gateshead.

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Steve Wright

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