A PLAYFUL piece of public art on a main gateway into Barnsley town centre might ruffle a few feathers.

The large TIN'T TIN TIN bird totem sculpture will stand four metres high on grassland at the corner of County Way and Old Mill Lane, subject to planning approval.

The bird-themed sculpture is being made by the The 154 Collective group of artists to celebrate the rich history of the Barnsley Canister Company.

It will be constructed, cut and assembled from two sheets of stainless steel, containing patterns and shapes derived from the decorative tins created by Barnsley Canister Company.

The artwork is expected to be installed before the end of March.