National Recording Project


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



Type Sculpture

     From 'The Bay and other Artwalks': "The artist's colourful and striking additions create a unique and memorable landmark in the centre of a previously unremarkable site. Strong three-dimensional geometric forms covered with standard road traffic signs are matched with the topiary shapes of the surrounding evergreen shrubs. The sculpture's reflective surfaces light up when caught in passing car headlights and have helped to earn it the popular title Magic Roundabout."
     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
Vivant, Pierre Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
None Aluminium shapes with road signs and topiary None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Windsor Road
Precise location Windsor Road roundabout
A-Z ref 30 4C
OS ref None

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

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

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