Sheffield, South Yorkshire
steel , paint
Detail view showing gate. Location: Soap House Lane , Woodhouse S13. Woodhouse Washlands ( Yorkshire Wildlife Trust), entrance from Kingfisher Heights estate. Description: Gateway incorporating disabled keyhole access. Takes as its theme the flora and fauna of the wetlands area. Commission: Sheffield Wildlife Action Partnership, partly funded by the company who built the housing estate adjacent to site as % for art. British Steel's Steel Shop donated £500 worth of steel and McLean Homes Northern England Ltd. and Yorkshire and Humberside Arts contributed nearly £7,000 for the work. Comment: The artist worked with 70 children from the local area who helped to draw designs. The children made plaster models and drawings of mini-beasts found on the reserve, they then learned how to bend steel and to fit together the shapes. Keith Barraclough, the designer of a key hole disabled access gate, allowed his design to be incorporated into the new entrance free of charge. Sources: Axis website: Artist's CV. The Star 6/11/97
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Sculptor working with local schoolchildren.
Public art -- England -- Sheffield
Gates -- England -- Sheffield
Metal-work -- England -- Sheffield