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Angel of the North exhibition opens to celebrate anniversary

An exhibition has opened celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Angel of The North.

The iconic Gateshead statue, designed by Anthony Gormley, was completed in February 1998.

Artwork, photographs and writing inspired by the angel - and completed by local people - have gone on display at St Mary's Heritage Centre to mark the occasion.

The exhibition ends on Sunday - watch a preview below.

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The Angel of the North: Your pictures

The Helen McArdle Care group did a charity walk past the Angel Credit: Helen McArdle Care
People gather around the feet of the Angel of the North Credit: Emma Whitfield
The Angel of the North looms over a man beside it Credit: @x_MissGLC_x
The Angel of the North in sunnier weather Credit: Helen Holmes
Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North Credit: Carolyn Farthing-Dunn

The Angel of the North: What it means to you

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@itvtynetees A welcome by the Great North Road extending a Welcome ALL,though the last few years it's meant Traffic Works :-(

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@itvtynetees happy birthday angel! My kids wave as we drive past everytime and when we come home your there with open arms for us?????

Angel of North to celebrate 15th birthday

Anthony Gormley's Angel of the North Credit: Carolyn Farthing-Dunn

It is a very special week for North East landmark and treasure, the Angel of the North, which is set to celebrate its 15th birthday.

A rare prototype model by artist Anthony Gormley will go on display in Gateshead to mark the occasion.

The scale version on display has recently been restored by Tyne and Wear Museums.

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