Morph's Epic Art Adventure North Tyneside

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The world’s first ever Morph art trail hits the streets of North Tyneside with 20 incredible, individually designed Morph sculptures in and around our town centres until the end of March. You can join Morph for an Epic Art Adventure to find them all! The trail is inspired by Morph, the iconic clay character who made his TV debut in 1977 on the BBC children’s art programme Take Hart, alongside the artist and presenter Tony Hart. Morph has been making mischief and encouraging creativity in generations of kids since then. You can follow Morph’s latest adventures on Sky Kids and his dedicated YouTube channel.

The Trail Map is a guide and all Morph locations are correct at the time of print. © Wild in Art 2022. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is correct and accurate, North Tyneside Council and Wild in Art cannot accept responsibility in respect of errors, omissions, cancelled events or ‘injured’ Morph sculptures. As this is a public event over a long period of time, sculptures may be moved between locations. Some Morph sculptures may be inside venues; please check with venues in advance for opening times.

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Playhouse Whitley Bay

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Park View Shopping Centre

Whitley Bay Customer First Centre



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15 Norham Rd

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Seafront Apartments

Whitley Bay Metro


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North Shields Customer First Centre YMCA North Tyneside

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4 North Shields Register Office

Coble Dene

KillIngwOrth The Killingworth Centre

5 White Swan Centre Royal Quays Outlet Centre


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Laura-Kate Draws Laura-Kate's design is an ode to gardening enthusiasts, from hobbyists to professionals, landscapers to allotment owners; this is a celebration of working with the changing seasons to produce homegrown produce.

ThE StArRy NiGhT


Glen Brooks Artist Glen Brooks has created The Starry Night which was inspired by the painting by Vincent Van Gogh of the same name. Glen believes Vincent's work reveals that he truly loved to paint and create art - just like Morph!



Roy Meats This design depicts how Morph is timeless, never aging and continuing to be relevant to new generations. The clocks represent this passage of time and the original animations of Morph, in that they were created using stop motion animation and time lapse photography.

MeAnDeRiNg MoRpH


RP Roberts Artist RP Roberts wanted to create a design showing a meandering path through a mountainous landscape of paint texture - an outdoor adventure for Morph!

Mr CrEaTe


Jenny Leonard Inspired by all the typical creative art painting materials, drawing equipment and tools from an art studio. Instead of a colour, each crayon on his legs has an instruction for creativity on it!

NoT So HaNdY MaN


Lei-Mai LeMaow When artist Lei-Mai thinks of Morph she remembers a cheeky, mischievous, playful character who was always getting covered in paint and making a big old mess! This design features multicoloured paint splatters and a smiley glove pattern.



Jodie Silverman Morpheus was known as the god of dreams. He shaped and formed dreams, through which he could appear to mortals in any form. This talent made Morpheus a messenger of the gods, able to communicate divine messages to sleeping mortals.

MoRpH aNd FrIeNdS


Jessica Perrin Inspired by the wonderful work of Aardman Animations, this Morph is proud to present his fantastic friends throughout the decades. Painted in bright, stand out colours, this sculpture features Shaun the Sheep, Wallace and Gromit, as well as Tony Hart himself!



Donna Newman, Eden-designs Murals In this colourful design, Donna has depicted the life cycle of the butterfly. Folk-Art inspired foliage and flowers wrap around the sculpture showing stages from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis and emerging butterfly, delivered in fresh and vibrant colours.



Sue Guthrie ‘Polymorphism’ is a play on words, half parrot, half Morph! Polymorphism describes the occurrence of two or more clearly different forms within a species. Our Morph is taking on two different forms by being both himself and a parrot at the same time.

MoRpH iN tHe JuNgLe


Amanda Quellin Amanda Quellin wanted to paint a colourful jungle to give the impression of Morph trekking through the undergrowth and being amazed by all the exotic insects and animals.



Megan Heather Smith-Evans Space explorers go above and beyond and Astromorph is no exception. After years of training, our lovable Morph is now ready for his next mission of going into space, showing everybody is capable of achieving their dreams!



Sandra Russell Artist Sandra Russell was inspired to paint a Morph wearing a tiger onesie as it would be such a fun thing for Morph to wear! The colours really suit Morph and the tiger stripes are the perfect camouflage. What animal onesie would you choose?

MiGhTy MoRpH


Steve Johnson Steve was inspired by the idea that Morph loves adventures and how amazing it would be if he turned into Mighty Morph. With gadgets and superhero suit, Mighty Morph would get up to lots of tabletop mischief but would always be there to save the day!



Jina Gelder Artist Jina Gelder loves exploring our native wildlife in her work. This Morph design celebrates British wildlife, capturing what you can find if you go on an adventure in our beautiful countryside, both during the day and at night.



Lisa Kirkbride With a background in surface pattern design, Lisa has a passion for creating bold patterns inspired by her love of Scandinavian design, 50s vintage fabrics and the flora and fauna around us. She has covered Flora from top to toe in colourful abstract leaves, berries and flowers.



Jim Edwards For Tesselate, artist Jim Edwards wanted to use simple repetitive triangles to create a subtle geometric pattern, playing with the angles of the shapes. This gives the impression of light, colour and warmth radiating from the central triangles.

FiSh AhOy


Ali Elly Design Inspired by the people whose lives are spent out at sea, this Morph has his Breton shirt, his wool watch cap, bright yellow oilskins and wellies. Like lots of fishermen, he has tattoos with meanings, some for luck and some for superstitions. Can you see all the fish he has caught?

A TaStE oF WhAt's tO CoMe


Emily Ward Inspired by the beautiful North East, this local artist has included the colours of sunsets with a mix of beautiful daisies to remind us of the warm months to come.



Glen Brooks of Studio Glen A play on the words ‘Morse Code’, the iconic binary pattern of dots and dashes has created an abstract design whereby the bold colours and shapes represent Morph’s 'language'. It also evokes memories of all the colourful artworks and creation that Tony Hart would produce and present on his TV programmes, which Glen Brooks adored growing up and contributed to his interest in becoming an Artist.

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