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ArtistMaker: SLATER; Tony
TitleOfWork: 'The PALS Stone'
DescriptionOfPhoto: [detail]
DateOfCreation: 1991-
Medium: sandstone
Location: On display at Elsecar Heritage Centre. (SE435403)
AtoZReference: p.23 6H
Postcode: S75
Street: A628 road to Barnsley
TownOrVillage: Silkstone
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b048d
Location: Proposed location was on the site of a former 1st World War Army Camp close to the A628 road to Barnsley, Silkstone, S75. It is actually on display at Elsecar Heritage Centre where the artist used to have a studio. [1]

Description: Unfinished.

Commission: Organised by the Silkstone Heritage Stones Project, composed of local residents. Commissioned in September 1991.

Comment: The piece was not completed after adverse reaction both to this work and the nature of the work being produced for the Heritage Stones Project from other residents of the village. A vocal opinion group felt that the stones sited should be less sculptural marker stones. [2]

References: [1] Conversation with the artist.
[2] Sara Selwood: The benefits of public art in Great Britain

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