SmileyWorld® Art Trail

North Tyneside
26 January 24  – 2 April 24
North Tyneside Council

SmileyWorld® Art Trail in North Tyneside

North Tyneside debuted the first SmileyWorld® Art Trail, produced in collaboration with globally recognised Smiley® brand The Smiley Company and North Tyneside Council.

The public art trail featured sculptures of fun, positivity-spreading emoticons, each featuring artwork from fifteen creatives tasked with interpreting and responding to a range of emoticons.

The fifteen sculptures were located across the borough from Friday 26 January until Tuesday 2 April.

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Explore the trail

Download the map to explore the range of instantly recognisable emoticons, located in North Shields, Forest Hall, Killingworth, Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Wallsend and Whitley Bay.

A limited supply of souvenir maps are available from Customer First Centres.

Supporting St Oswald’s Hospice

The trail supported St Oswald’s Hospice, a local charity providing services to adults, children and family in the community. If you would like to make a donation to the charity, click below to find out more.

In collaboration with North Tyneside Council

This was the third Wild in Art trail to take place in and around North Tyneside since 2020, with the aim of driving footfall into town centres, supporting the local economy, whilst also encouraging families to get outdoors and active, and nurture an interest in art and creativity in the community.

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