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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Events Arena

Summary

Type Landscape , Sculpture

     The earth has been shaped into an apparently natural amphitheatre; the contours of the grass and the coping stones provide seating and the centre is a stage for play or performance. The idea was to create a viewing point and outdoor performance space.
     In 1991 Howard Bowcott was appointed lead artist for the Pengam Green area of Cardiff Bay, devising public art strategy with Cardiff Bay Arts Trust and Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. The work was carried out in consultation with East Moors Community Centre. Cardiff Bay Arts Trust was established in 1990 as part of a policy on public art set out by Cardiff Bay Development Corporation. Over the first decade CBAT has worked with public institutions, private corporations and with the local community to enrich the experience for those who visit, live and work in the area. Following the wind up of CBDC, Cardiff Bay Arts Trust became CBAT The Arts & Regeneration Agency and continues to operate UK wide and internationally.
    

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Bowcott, Howard Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Events Arena Granite coping stones, planting and landscaping Stage area: 1600cm diameter approx. Terraced grass bank: 400cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CARDIFF103 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • None
Road Runway Road
Precise location Pengam Green Park (off Runway Road)
A-Z ref 31 2G
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1992-93
Year of unveiling 1993
Unveiling details 1993
Commissioned by Cardiff Bay Development Corporation via CBAT
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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