Byker Barcodes

Byker Barcodes
Byker Barcodes

‘Byker Barcodes’ was commissoned in 2013 with support from Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council and Nexus.

The 11 metres wide ‘Byker Barcodes’ artwork Trails and Treasures captures everyday and overlooked features, patterns and detail from the streets of East Newcastle and weaves them into a colourful design inspired by local people.

The finished work by ‘rednile projects’ is also interactive, embedded with QR codes which can be scanned by smartphones to reveal stories and information about the area.

It marks the first of a series of six new commissions for Byker Metro which will appear over the next two years with the support of Arts Council England, Newcastle City Council and Nexus, which owns and manages Metro.