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ArtistMaker: TURPIN, Coralie
TitleOfWork: Sheep with knitting needles
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of sheep
DateOfCreation: 2001
Dimensions: up to 65 cms high x 120 cms long x 55 cm wide (The cockerel is 115 cms high)
Medium: carved in polystyrene and cast in iron
Location: Phoenix Park. (SE 446405)
AtoZReference: p.29 1G
Street: Phoenix Lane
TownOrVillage: Thurnscoe
AreaInTown: Thurnscoe East
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b076iid
Description: Metal animals.
The pig by Thomson is lying on its side, the sheep appears to be knitting a garment from its own wool. The goat is sited on top of a small mound above the other animals. The cockerel is standing on a metal post. The sheep is signed: C.TURPIN '01 on a space between its back and front legs. The pig is signed: Jason Thomson 2001 near its rim.
All the animals are arranged on the grass in groups according to their species. They can also act as seating, or play objects, for children. They are naturalistic, but stylised, with considerable attention given to surface details.

Commission: The artists' brief was to create a younger children's play area which did not involve play equipment [1] The idea of animals came from local residents involved with the development of the Phoenix Park.
Project overseen by Groundworks.

Comment: This area is designated as the Children's Area in the Park.

References: [1] letter from project manager Laura McBride.

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