National Recording Project


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

Red Dragon


Type Sculpture

     Large metal dragon, painted red, with upright wings
     The building was erected in 1916 as the Technical Institute, later becoming the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology. The sculpture was commissioned in the early 1980s when the building was still occupied by UWIST. Since the merger, the Bute Building now houses the Architecture Department of the Cardiff University.

Related works : There is a small dragon by the same artist inside the building.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Petersen, David Blacksmith

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Forged and welded mild steel, galvanised and painted 274cm high x 76cm wide x 228cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road King Edward VII Avenue
Precise location Over main entrance to Bute Building, Cardiff University (Building is listed Grade II)
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST180770
Date of design 1984
Year of unveiling 1984
Unveiling details 1984
Commissioned by University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology
Duty of care Cardiff University
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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