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Electric Ellie

  • Name: Electric Ellie
  • Location: Newcastle Helix, Newcastle
  • Designed and descorated by: Amanda Rabey
  • Sponsor: Newcastle Helix

Sculpture Description

Amanda Rabey trained at The Slade School of Fine Art where she won the Sir Andrew Taylor Prize and The Monnington prize for Drawing. She subsequently won the Boise Scholarship which enabled her to travel in Brazil for nine months. She was also a finalist in the NatWest Prize. Her work is on permanent display at the Newcastle Laboratories. She lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne where she has a studio at the Mushroom Works. ‘Electric Ellie’ celebrates two great inventors of the North East, Joseph Swan, who developed the first light bulb and William Armstrong, who developed new more efficient ways to use hydroelectricity.