Remember Newcastle's Blue Carpet? It's 20 years old now - but is its future grey or rosy?

Remember Newcastle's Blue Carpet? It's 20 years old now - but is its future grey or rosy?
 

Remember those who saw red over the Blue Carpet and thought Newcastle’s sparkling artwork was not quite sparkling - or even blue - enough?
Well it’s now 20 years since its inception and to mark the occasion we are asking whether it has stood the test of time - or is way past its prime.
Over the years the now well-trodden “carpet” outside Laing Art Gallery has been worn down by critics and there are now hints that its longer-term future could be in doubt.
Newcastle City Council, which originally commissioned it, said it now lies within a key area for redevelopment.
A spokesman said: “The... read more

 
9 October 2016 in Regional North East, Views: 41
Source: Sunday Sun
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