Floating artwork leaves Amble

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AN ambitious piece of floating artwork began its trip to the River Tyne today, after leaving Amble this morning.

Flow, by Owl Project and Ed Carter, is a tidemill which uses a waterwheel to power a range of unusual musical instruments.

Amble Boat Company won a commission to build the structure, which is currently being shipped to its new home and expected to arrive at around 3pm.

It will be free and open to all on the River Tyne from March 25.

The project is part of ‘Artists taking the lead’, one of 12 extraordinary public art commissions funded by the UK Arts Councils for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

You can track Flow’s progress to the Tyne by visiting http://trackaphone.co.uk/callback/publish/flow/

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