Spot the similarity?
A Fabric of the North exhibit has been attracting awed comments from visitors, one of whom wrote: "Dot Seddon’s Contained at Teesport ... gives the impression of a massive powerful structure that we only see part of." An appropriate comment for an area built on steel.
What we hadn't realised was that Dot's tapestry had been turned into a flag, and proudly flown from the rooftops of Middlesbrough Town Hall - sideways, by the look of it, but what the heck. The flag was placed by an Arts Council-supported project, under the no-nonsense message: "Artists live here, artists work here. Be proud."
If you want to see more of Dot's work, she's got a very moving tapestry portrait in the current Open Exhibition at the Baltic, in Gateshead.