Art trio Freemen of Gateshead

The sculptor behind the Angel of the North, Antony Gormley, will be made an honorary Freeman of Gateshead alongside Baltic founders Sune Nordgren, and Alan Smith.

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Angel artist and Baltic founders to be made Freemen of Gateshead

Angel of the North creator Antony Gormley will be made an honorary Freeman of Gateshead Credit: ITV

The artist who created the Angel of the North and the founders of the Baltic will be made honorary Freemen of Gateshead today.

Sculptor Antony Gormley OBE, and Sune Nordgren and Alan Smith were nominated for their services to arts. The trio will receive their awards at a special ceremony at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art this afternoon.

The ceremony takes place at the Baltic, at Gateshead Quayside Credit: ITV