Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Gilbertson and Mandy Burton
Entrance pillars, 1999
The Ponderosa, Sheffield
wood and metal
The entrance to The Ponderosa, at
the corner of Crookes Valley Road and Mushroom Lane, Sheffield. (A-Z p.98
Two pillars either side of the
entrance to the park. Each pillar is made from 3 carved telegraph poles
sited together in a triangle with a metal 'cap' uniting the top the poles.
The poles are 25cm in diameter and approximately 2.5 m high. A metal (copper?)
plate around the base of one pole of the right hand gateway gives details
of the commission and reads:
MADE BY ROSS GILBERTSON AND MANDY BURTON
WITH HELP FROM THE ARTSCAPE GROUP AT
CROOKESMOOR TRAINING CENTRE
PART OF THE "PAVING THE WAY" PROJECT
SUPPORTED BY : THE SHEFFIELD SRB PARTNERSHIP
THE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
B.T. COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME
AND DESTINATION SHEFFIELD WITH A SPECIAL THANKS TO BENOXES GROUNDWORKS
AND THE B.T. POLING TEAM"
"Paving The Way" Project, with
financial and other support as detailed above.
The name of this park is a nickname
given by local children to the park during the 1960's. The Ponderosa was
the name of the ranch on the popular TV series 'Bonanza'.