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ArtistMaker: MAYNE, David
TitleOfWork: Mileposts / Bollards
DescriptionOfPhoto: Views of two of the mileposts
DateOfCreation: 1996
Dimensions: 110cm high x 18cm in diameter
Medium: cast iron
Location: On the North side of Doncaster Road between Gray's Court and Denaby Lane
AtoZReference: P.58 1D
Postcode: DN12 4EA
Street: Doncaster Road (A6203)
TownOrVillage: Denaby Main
AreaInTown:
MetropolitanBorough: Doncaster
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: d009
Description: Three mileposts with forms in relief in their surfaces relating to different themes: these include cast artefacts brought it by the local history group.
one with the theme of Conisbrough Castle / based on castle form & glass production.
one with pithead shaft / mining artefacts:
one with working with local schools based on the theme of the sun / solar power and regeneration.

Commission: The Earth Centre / Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. The budget for this project was: 10,500 from Doncaster MBC. Design began in January 1997 and the work was installed by September 1998. [1]
Cast from wood, resin patterns made by artist; cast by H. Downes & Sons of Huddersfield. The artist's brief was to produce site specific path markers with local community groups and local consultation workshops. There was no formal opening. [2]

Comment: The Conisbrough Castle milepost is in danger of disappearing into the undergrowth behind it.

References: [1] Copp, James. (1999) "Environmental Arts Programme - List of Projects 1990-1999". Doncaster MBC - Internal Document.
[2] Interview with David Mayne: 25/2/2003






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