Sculptures now in park

A series of outdoor sculptures have been installed at a park in south east Northumberland, designed by a special group of talented artists.

Northern Butterflies, which works with disabled people across the county to get them involved in art projects, has installed the sculptures at Blyth’s Ridley Park.

The group received funding from Awards For All for the designing, fabrication and installation of public sculptures in the park.

Founder and art director Sam Goodlet said: “Working in partnership with Northumberland County Council, Friends of Ridley Park and the Buffalo Centre, we have created a butterfly sculpture symbolising who we are and a miner’s wheel with the name of park and the year it was opened, two metal windmills, and three small cowbells creating a sensory element.

“The sculptures represent the mining community from Blyth.”