Bird sculpture trail begins construction
Groundwork has begun on some of the Bord Waalk bird sculptures.
The first piece is Bird Song, by Aether and Hemera, two artists from Italy. Their piece reflects the soundwaves made by the call of a Roseate Tern, and was created after a visit to Amble in February 2020.
Further along the Braid, next to the Shorebase Trust will be Sphere, from Scottish artist Rob Mulholland. This steel lattice of bird forms was inspired by Rob’s visit to Amble just before the Covid lockdown.
The trail will consist of twelve physical sculptures and an app which allows people to listen to specially created poetry, birdsong, soundscapes and music. There will also be information about each sculpture, and information on the birds and the local ecology.
This article has been updated to include the type of bird song depicted by Bird Song.