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ArtistMaker: NICHOLAS, Peter
TitleOfWork: 'Manvers Book'
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of metalwork inside 'pop-up' end of sculpture
DateOfCreation: 1998-1999
Dimensions: 390 cm high x 700cm long
Medium: sandstone; stainless steel; painted metal (computer manipulated, sawn and welded)
Location: Between the Transpennine Cycle Trail and Manvers Way (A6195) at Old Moor Bridge
AtoZReference: p.40 2C
Postcode: S63
Street: Manvers Way
TownOrVillage: Wath upon Dearne
AreaInTown:
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Andy Pollard
ImageCopyright: Andy Pollard
AccessionNumber: manvers4
Description: Three blocks of sandstone, 390 cm high and cut or rounded at the corners, which intersect in the shape of a ' Y '. Inside the top of the head of the ' Y ' is an assemblage of painted pieces of machinery including wheels and a large bell. The concave side of the ' Y ' has separate steel plates down one edge, each with a letter cut out of them, spelling the word ' MANVERS '. Next to this are more cut pieces of steel in a series of vertical strips and circles.

Commission: Funded by Yorkshire Forward and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. 85,000. [1]

Artist's Statement: "Designed to symbolize the ending of one industrial era and the beginning of another. I have used a childs pop-up book as a vehicle to carry the story."






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