SK3386 : Bears of Sheffield: #4 The Story of a Steel Bear

taken 3 months ago, 3 km from Fulwood, Sheffield, Great Britain

Bears of Sheffield: #4 The Story of a Steel Bear
Bears of Sheffield: #4 The Story of a Steel Bear
#4 of 61 big bear sculptures, this one was decorated by David Mayne and is located in Sheffield Botanical Gardens.

David Mayne is the creator of the original steel Bear in the Botanical Gardens’ Bear Pit SK3386 : Bears of Sheffield: The original bear, on which the sculpture trail is based. For his trail Bear design, he wanted to tell the tale of the original Bear sculpture’s journey and how it has become what it is today.

The design reflects the surface of the original sculpture with a stylised paint finish. Hidden amongst its fur are glimpses of the story of how the original sculpture was made­ – with many happy memories and 200 cups of tea along the way!
Bears of Sheffield

Bears of Sheffield is a public arts exhibition celebrating Sheffield and its surrounding area. Coordinated by The Children's Hospital Charity, the trail brings together businesses, communities, artists and schools whilst supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Bears have been brought to life by artists of all ages, both professional and amateur, and they arrived in the city in July 2021.

The Bears of Sheffield showcases 60 large and 100 little bear sculptures in both indoor and outdoor locations.

The bears are raising funds through sponsorship and donations to help transform the Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

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Monday, 12 July, 2021   (more nearby)
Monday, 12 July, 2021
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Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3347 8628 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.3396N 1:29.9045W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 33465 86300
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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