Submitted by Aether & Hemera

Client: Amble Development Trust

Location: Amble, United Kingdom

Completion date: 2022

Project Team


Gloria Ronchi

Aether & Hemera


Claudio Benghi

Aether & Hemera


Lucy Jenkins


Jane Shaw


Chris Taylor

Taylorhood Metalworks

Structural engineer

Shaun Todhunter


A permanent steel sculpture representing the sound wave of birdsong is the physical starting point for a journey of exploration and discovery of Northumberland’s native birds.
The installation is developed in the shape of a 3D rhythmic pattern of lines that mimic the harmonic sound of the roseate tern call, with the aim of amplifying the presence of the local bird population


BIRDSONGS sculpture encourages people to stop and connect with the richness of Northumberland’s unique habitat and wildlife diversity and is part of the Bord Waalk sculpture trail.

Additional Information

Amble is a bustling port on the Coquet estuary in Northumberland at the southern gateway to the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is renowned for attracting birders/birdwatchers from around the world. The town is an RSPB sanctuary, where a diversity of seabirds can be seen including terns, razorbills, kittiwakes, shags and guillemots, and one of Britain's rarest seabirds, the roseate tern.