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40000 Years Of Modern Art

Public Art Sculpture by Bernard Carpenter


  • Parking & transport
    • On site parking
  • Location
    • Near to Riverside Stadium


40,000 Years of Modern Art is located outside the Brasserie Hudson Quay within the flagship Middlehaven development of Hudson Quay which sits alongside Middlesbrough FC's Riverside Stadium. The access roads are the same, and lead directly onto the A66 from which you can pick up the A19 North or Southbound, leading to the A1 in either direction. 

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The sculpture, 40000 Years of Modern Art, located outside fine dining restaurant Brasserie Hudson Quay  is by Bernard Carpenter. It is inspired by a number of things from humour to prehistoric art.

The artist said "I wanted the sculpture to be on the point of being recognisable so that people would want to read into it, in much the same way as people try to read shapes in clouds..."

It was installed in September 2005 with a budget of £30,000. Partners involved were Terrace Hill Group PLC, Tees Valley Regeneration, Commissions North and Arts Council England, North East.

Born in Malvern in 1975, Bernard Carpenter graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1999 with an MA in sculpture. In 2001, Benedict won the Jerwood Sculpture Prize. He lives and works in the UK, exhibiting internationally.

Read more about the artist's thoughts in this brochure: