Commissions North

The Gate: Ellipsis Eclipses

The Gate: Ellipsis Eclipses

This landmark sculpture by Danny Lane was commissioned in partnership with Land Securities, to complement the distinctive glass façade of The Gate entertainment complex in Newgate Street.

The proposal was developed through Grainger Town's commitment to encourage the private sector to commission artists within capital developments in Newcastle.

The ‘Ellipsis Eclipses’ sculpture is 12 metres high and is reminiscent of the mast of a tall ship. The name is a play on words based on its form, which is derived from the intersection of two circles (or ellipses) like the eclipse of the moon or sun.

The artist, Danny Lane, is well known for his sculptural stacks of plate glass which react as light falls on different surfaces.


Image courtesy of Sally Atkinson

Danny Lane.

Land Securities

Newcastle upon Tyne

Professional Team
Danny Lane Ltd, Harrison Roberts - Consultant Structural Engineer, Colas North, Plant Movements, City Engineering Services, White Bros

Project Management
The Grainger Town Project

Completion Date

Commissions North is supported within the Arts Council England, North East and is also funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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