Temenos Sculpture

Anish Kapoor’s new mega sculpture Temenos is located at the north-eastern corner of Middlesbrough Dock, Middlehaven. It cost £2.7m and is 110m in length and almost 50m high. Websites: Grim Riders Web Site Sculpture Trail Ride Google Map

North of England Sculpture Trail

Bob and Bonzo headed up to the north of England and just into Scotland to bag the last of this year’s sculpture trail ride locations that consisted of: King and Queen in Glenkiln Giraffes in Edinburgh Angel of the North in Gateshead Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee Temenos in Middlesbrough Websites: Grim Read more…

King and Queen Sculpture

Henry Moore’s King & Queen sculpture at Glenkiln reservoir – This is one of several sculptures in the area around Glenkiln reservoir. They were bought and placed there between 1951 and 1976 by Sir William Keswick, who owned the Glenkiln estate, thus realising his lifelong vision of creating the world’s Read more…

Giraffes Sculpture in Edinburgh

These sculptures were unveiled in the summer of 2005 and were designed by Helen Denerley reusing scrap metal. The taller of the two stands 22 ft high and are located just outside the new Omni centre leisure complex in Picardy Place. Websites: Grim Riders Web Site Sculpture Trail Ride Google Read more…

Angel of the North Sculpture

The Angel of the North is a contemporary steel sculpture of an angel designed by Antony Gormley. It stands on a hill, in Gateshead, on the southern edge of Low Fell, overlooking the A1 and A167 roads into Tyneside, and the East Coast Main Line rail route. At 20 metres Read more…

Apollo Pavilion Sculpture

The ‘Apollo Pavilion’, also known as the ‘Pasmore Pavilion’, is a controversial piece of public art in the new town of Peterlee designed by British artist and architect Victor Pasmore It was built between 1963 and 1970 using concrete, cast in situ, and was originally part art-work, part footbridge. After Read more…

Empowerment Sculpture

The Empowerment was designed by the artist Stephen Broadbent, sponsored by Alstom Power (now Siemens), and completed in 2002, the sculpture spans the River Witham in Lincoln’s City Square. It takes the form of two aluminium-and-steel human figures reaching to each other across the water. The design is intended to Read more…

Peak District

On our way to visit to the Dream sculpture in St. Helens and Another Place sculpture in Crosby all part of the Grim Riders Sculpture trail ride 2012 we decided to head north into the Peak District, we also decided that as we had not been to Grindleford Station Cafe Read more…

Aberystwyth

March 2012 and it’s one of the first nice days of the year so we decided a nice trip to the seaside was in order, the ride to Aberystwyth was just what the doctor ordered to help blow away the winter blues (and a the full English breakfast helped too!)

Heavens Gate Sculpture

The sculptures for this Millennium project were made by sculptor Paul Norris who worked on them for two years. The granite comes from Mabe in Cornwall. This is the central sculpture of the installation. Websites: Grim Riders Web Site Sculpture Trail Ride Google Map

Alliance Sculpture

Alliance is a 25 metres (82 ft) high sculpture in the centre of Cardiff, Wales. It was created by French artist Jean-Bernard Metais. The sculpture consists of a large stainless steel and enamelled metal arrow column and a hoop, which glows in the dark, and falls and rises with the Read more…

Spring Sculpture

Spring in Leamington Spa had been commissioned to reinstate the site of the original Spa. The town centre is in the process of substantial urban regeneration and the public art commission is the most demonstrative expression of the regeneration program. The work’s title is a clue as to its intention. Read more…

Quantum Leap Sculpture

The Quantum Leap sculpture is  situated next to the River Severn in Shrewsbury. It was created to celebrate the bicentenary of evolutionist Charles Darwin who was born in Shrewsbury in 1809. The Sculpture was unveiled by Randal Keynes, the great-great-Grandson of Charles Darwin. The sculpture is 12 metres (40 feet) Read more…