Each time I have wanted to photograph this sculpture the light has either been poor or the sun has been in the wrong position. I eventually discovered exactly when the sun would shine on it and returned to the quayside to photograph it. I think it looks impressive with the white bridge in the background and the vivid blue sky.
The River God is a male figure sculpture with a torso and head only - Andre Wallace 1996. The bronze figure sits on top of a steel column apparently blowing at the Siren holding a staff and chain. The work is set on a roundabout at the centre of East Quayside. This, and other pieces on the Quayside, were funded by the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation as part of the Quayside regeneration.
Newcastle upon Tyne quayside