Teenage boy charged over art installation vandalism

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A TEENAGE boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a vandal attack on an art installation worth between £40,000 and £50,000.

The 15-year-old detained by police following the incident is set to be reported to the Children’s Reporter.

The Over Here piece by well-known emerging artist Shane Waltener was damaged within the Jupiter Artland exhibition on the Bonnington House estate, north of Kirknewton, between July 17 and 18.

The piece, a netted web made of fishing line, had been placed in an area of woodland to enhance the effect of light.

It was torn from the trees where it was hanging and stretched beyond repair.

Jupiter Artland is a non-profit “sculpture garden” open to members of the public and located at Bonnington House.

Other well-known artists exhibited by owners Nicola and Robert Wilson include Antony Gormley, who created the Angel of the North.