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BIRDSONG

2022

A permanent steel sculpture representing the sound wave of birdsong is the physical starting point for a journey of exploration and discovery of Northumberland’s native birds.

The installation is developed in the shape of a 3D rhythmic pattern of lines that mimic the harmonic sound of the roseate tern call, with the aim of amplifying the presence of the local bird population

Amble is a bustling port on the Coquet estuary in Northumberland at the southern gateway to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is renowned for attracting birders/birdwatchers from around the world. The town is an RSPB sanctuary, where a diversity of seabirds can be seen including terns, razorbills, kittiwakes, shags and guillemots, and one of Britain's rarest seabirds, the roseate tern.

BIRDSONGS sculpture encourages people to stop and connect with the richness of Northumberland’s unique habitat and wildlife diversity and is part of the Bord Waalk sculpture trail.

Commissioned by Amble Development Trust thanks to Coastal Community Fund.

Curators: Lucy Jenkins and Jane Shaw 

Fabricator: Taylorhood Metalworks Ltd

Structural engineer: Shaun Todhunter

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