Maddie Maughan and Ellie Turner – Coordinating Producers for HW1900 said – “It was always the plan that some of APERTURA’s chimes would be given to local groups as sets of wind chimes, so that although the artwork is no longer there the underlying concept of it remains in the local communities of Hadrian’s Wall and becomes part of the HW1900 festival legacy

APERTURA was delivered by a team led by Gateshead based artist Ed Carter, alongside Nicky Kirk and Tony Broomhead, who have collaborated for over 20 years. As individuals and working collaboratively the team have delivered a number of high profile artistic, architectural and temporary projects locally, in the UK and internationally.

North of Tyne Cabinet Member for Culture, Creative and Rural and Leader of Northumberland County Council Cllr Glen Sanderson said: “The Hadrian’s Wall 1900 Festival has been a celebration of the people, history, and communities of our unique World Heritage site. I know that people who saw Apertura in place at Walltown Crags were very moved by their experience in the setting of the wonderful scenery there. We are very pleased that the chimes will be given to many of the community groups and organsiations who, together,  have made this festival such a success.”

The HW1900 Festival programme to date is available to view at