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ArtistMaker: Xceptional Designs (Alex Hallowes and Pete Rogers)
TitleOfWork: 'The Cawthorne Dragon'
DescriptionOfPhoto: View of dragon from Platform 2
DateOfCreation: not known
Dimensions: 10.2m long x 2m high
Medium: painted metal
Location: Platform 1, Barnsley Railway Station. (SE435407)
AtoZReference: p.13 5H)
Postcode: S70
Street: Eldon Street
TownOrVillage: Barnsley
AreaInTown: Town Centre
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b047a
Description: A dragon cut out of dark grey painted sheet metal attached to a low wall at the end of the platform. From the train window or from the platform opposite the dragon is clearly visible. A series of struts protrude from the dragon which, when viewed from further down the ptaform, are revealed as travellers waiting to cacth a train. When close to the piece the shape of the dragon is obscured by the travellers and is not immediately obvious.

Commission: Penistone Line Partnership

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