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Teessaurus

Genevieve Glatt
1979-87

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Description

Five painted steel skeletons of dinosaurs and a mammoth, in the Teessaurus Park (also spelled Teesaurus with one 's').
The park was started as a result of entering an Art to Landscape competition organised by the Sunday Times and the Arts Council. Middlesbrough Council had commissioned a life size painted steel sculpture of a triceratops called Teessaurus from Genevieve Glatt that was fabricated by Harts of Stockton at a total cost of £16,000 and installed on a mound at the northern end of the park. The park was opened with this sculpture in 1979 and two infant triceratops were added later. From 1987 onwards, a life size brachiosaurus, brontosaurus, mammoth, stegosaurus and tyrannosaurus sculptures were added at the sides of the park. These sculptures were built by workers on the government Youth and Employment Training Scheme at Amarc Training and Safety.

Middlesbrough - Teessaurus
Triceratops and two infants, 1979, the infants added in 1987
Middlesbrough - Teessaurus
Mammoth
Middlesbrough - Teessaurus
Brontosaurus
Middlesbrough - Teessaurus
Brachiosaurus
Middlesbrough - Teessaurus
Stegosaurus
Middlesbrough - Teessaurus
Tyrannosaurus

Middlesbrough - Teessaurus

Sculptor

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  • Country: Great Britain
  • Brachiosaurus
  • Brontosaurus
  • Dinosaur
  • Glatt, Genevieve
  • Mammoth
  • Stegosaurus
  • Triceratops
  • Tyrannosaurus
  • Location (N 54°35'22" - W 1°14'53")

    Item Code: gbyh162; Photograph: 30 July 2019
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