New Bird Screen at Worsbrough Country Park
1st March 2021
Artists in Lockdown (#Artistsinlockdown) is a project delivered by Discover Dearne (part of Barnsley Museums) which brings back together three local artists, Patrick Murphy, Louise Wright and Dan Jones (pictured) and an artist partnership of Hayley Youell, James Lockey and Andy Seward who have been producing spectacular pieces of work during this time of crisis. The project launched on social media on 18th June 2020 and is due to be completed soon. The project’s aims are to engage audiences regularly via social media with our local artists as they continue to work through lockdown. The project is funded by Arts Council, England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
All the artists previously worked together on the hugely successful River Dearne Artist Commissions which was part of the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership project from which Discover Dearne was formed.
Local sculptor Dan Jones has been working tirelessly throughout lockdown on several projects including creating the wonderfully sculptural metal bird hide screen which has replaced the tired old bird hide at Worsbrough Mill and Country Park. The screen which is 2.2m x 4m is made out of steel and has been bent and shaped to reflect the shapes of nature. A perfect replacement for the hide which attracted a lot of anti-social behaviour.
So next time you visit Worsbrough Mil and Country Park take a few minutes to admire this fabulous addition to this very special site and see if you can spot the harvest mouse (an inhabitant of the park) nestled in the screen.