Shining A Light On The Staiths Gateshead
The Staiths, a giant wooden structure on the Gateshead side of the River, has helped carve the North East’s industrial past by facilitating the exportation of coal to the rest of country and far beyond. As the coal industry fell into decline towards the end of the 20th century, this structure of wood declined also and with it part of the North East’s history.
Armed with 7 AW80 Watt Projectors, fitted with our catalogue glass gobos, a generator, a backup battery and lots of wire we headed down the Staiths.
The great thing about using Gobos for this kind of project is reliability and how easy it is to set up. So arriving before the sun goes down, we set up the projectors on the giant imposing structure, it was simple and effective taking us around 20 minutes.
The AW80 Watt projectors were set up along a section of the Staiths pointing up towards the structure to create depth and texture in the struts.