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Last Updated: Saturday, 31 July, 2004, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
Park's features put in the frame
Leazes Park
One of the views captured in Leazes Park
One of Tyneside's most spectacular public spaces has been turned into a unique living art exhibition.

Gallery in the Park, set in Leazes Park in Newcastle city centre, features wooden picture frames and beds sited to complement the plants and flowers.

The exhibition is designed to showcase the best of the park's 4.9m refurbishment funded by Newcastle City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The park's restoration has also included a new children's play area.

Natural landscape

The 131-year-old Leazes Park has been restored to its former glory using specialist companies which have restored the bandstand, rebuilt the children's playground and recreated the ornate Jubilee Gates.

Twelve wooden picture frames have been strategically placed to give visitors spectacular views of the lake, Newcastle United Football Club and the famous Honeycomb sculpture, designed by Richard Crank in 2002.

Paul Collard, Creative Director of culture10 which is behind the project, said: "Gallery in the Park is a perfect example of how the North East is using art to animate some of its most important public spaces."

The exhibition will continue at the park until October.





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