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Art on Campus

Public Art on Campus

Public art is an integral part of our commitment to improving the external look and feel of the campus.

At Newcastle University, we see our campus as a thriving, exciting environment at the heart of the city centre, to be used and enjoyed by students, staff and people just passing through.

As well as introducing new works designed to publicise and celebrate student success, the University's investment in landscaping its public areas included the restoration of the steel and aluminium 'spinning nebula' sculpture in the Herschel quad. The sculpture was produced in the 1960s for the former Physics Department by Geoffrey Clarke RA.

Generation by Joseph Hillier

Generation is a group of three large sculptural human heads by Newcastle University Fine Art graduate, Joe Hillier. They form a focal point in the Student Forum adjacent to the Students’ Union Building.

Each head is made using a different metal, and the pieces present methods of making, materials and geometries redolent of different eras of human and industrial production.

Short film

Zaruhi Arzumanyan, a graduate of our MA International Multimedia Journalism, produced a short film about Generation, with music by Felix Hardy.