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ArtistMaker: KIRKBY-GEDDES; Mick
TitleOfWork: 'Jumpasaurus'
DescriptionOfPhoto: View from behind
DateOfCreation: 1993
Dimensions: 4.5m long
Medium: brick; stone; cement
Location: Jump Primary School. (SE438401)
AtoZReference: p.38 4B
Postcode: S74 0JW
Street: Roebuck Hill
TownOrVillage: Jump
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b004c
Description: A brick wall in the shape of a lizard-like dinosaur. The wall is capped with sandstone stones, the eyes and nostril are made from ceramic pipe, and the teeth from white brick. It is somewhat overgrown by vegetation.

Commission: Funded and owned by Jump Primary School. [1] The artist worked with the children of the school to develop ideas. They had been working on a topic relating to dinosaurs and this sculpture was a response to this: an imagined dinosaur taking the name of the village.
The materials and funding came from projects to redevelop the school environment. A derelict area of the schoolground was transformed into a playground and a sports area. Most of the materials used in the artwork were recycled from this area.

Comment: Although it is now ten years since Jumpasaurus was made, there are still children at the school whose older siblings were involved in its conception.

References: [1] Axis website:
[2] Interview with headmaster of Jump School: 8/7/2003

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