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Flying dragon descends on Cardiff bay

The Welsh Assembly Pierhead building is playing host to Draig the flying dragon.

A ten foot dragon is currently housed within the Peirhead building as one of seven suspended sculptures that make up Margaret Berry’s exhibition, Emblems of Wales.

This ceramic sculpture of Draig was developed over a period of 18 months and took a week to suspend.

This ceramic sculpture of Draig was developed over a period of 18 months and took a week to suspend.

 The project was purposefully designed to fit inside the Assembly building and represents Wales and its people.

 Draig the dragon is exhibited alongside a king, a prince and other characters drawn from 1500 years of Welsh history.

 Margaret was invited to display the dragon in the Futures gallery within the estate of the Welsh Assembly, and so “Wanted to create a set of sculptures to compliment it, that would be suitable for the setting.” She continued, “I considered what it meant to represent Wales. I identified about 20 characteristics and characters from Welsh history and then selected from them the six to develop into sculptures to accompany Draig.”   

 

The eight foot flying sculpture of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, representing "Independence."

The eight foot flying sculpture of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, representing “Independence.”


 Sculpture of Robert Owen, suspended in the Futures Gallery of the Pierhead Assembly building.
Sculpture of Robert Owen, suspended in the Futures Gallery of the Pierhead Assembly building.
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