Harker Herald @ Waygood - New billboard artwork by Michael Mulvihill

Radiation hits Shields Road!

The latest artwork on the billboard outside Waygood Gallery & Studios on Shields Road is a large-scale version of a graphite pencil drawing of a local landscape envisaged by artist Michael Mulvihill.  He depicts the landscape devastated by a catastrophic emission of radiation from a nuclear device, or a deadly cosmic event such as a super nova.

Transparent Radiation by Michael Mulvihill is based on a photograph of a tower block in Walker seen from across the river from Heworth.  It will be on display throughout the month of May on the Harker Herald billboard outside Waygood Gallery & Studios’ temporary home on Old Shields Road, Byker.

Michael Mulvihill said “The work is a response to the experience of menace, and the fear of absolute annihilation, I felt during the later part of the Cold War.”

Harker Herald shows an artwork by a different artist each month on a billboard outside the Waygood Gallery & Studio’s temporary home in the Harkers’ Building, Shields Road, Byker. 

The Harker Herald billboard is on the Harkers Building at 548-560 Shields Road and can be seen on the left hand side of the road by passengers on the number 15 and 22 stagecoach buses from Walker to Byker, the 301 and 302 from the coast to town and by motorists travelling towards Byker on the A193 before the large retail park.  It is located just after the large Siemens factory, and opposite the Parsons Turbine Hall.   It is also a short walk from Chillingham Road or Walkergate Metro stations.

Who: Waygood Gallery and Studios, Michael Mulvihill
What: Harker Herald, billboard artwork
Where: 548-560 Shields Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne
When: May 2007, artwork changes monthly
Further Information:
- View the Waygood website
Other waygood projects:

- Feb 2007 billboard by Paul Moss and Cecilia Stenbom
- Mar 2007 billboard by James Johnson-Perkins
- Apr 2007 billboard by Topsy Grewlike
- Little Jewel Cinema
- Flux-on
- Radio Club
Helen Smith on 0191 265 6857