Peace Sculpture, Cardiff City Hall by Anton Agius

The Peace Sculpture at Cardiff City Hall, Civic Centre.  Sculptor was Chevalier Anton Agius.  This sculpture was presented to Cardiff Council in 2003 to commemorate the Greenham Common March (1981).

Story from Wales Online :

More than 30 women – some with small children – set off from Cardiff in 1981 to march to Berkshire to protest about the storing of cruise missiles at an American airbase in Greenham Common.

Some chained themselves to fences and others were arrested in an occupation which lasted until the last missiles were flown back to the US 19 years later.

To commemorate the march, Thalia Campbell, 71, decided to raise funds for a sculpture. She spent nine years raising £13,000 although after meeting Anton Agius, who was prolific in bronze and concrete stone works, she was told he would do it for free.

 

Some background on Agius here …

Anton Agius – M3P

Drover sculpture by Tony Woodman, Carmarthen

The Drover (Welsh: ‘Y Porthmon) sculpture by Tony Woodman.  Installed in St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen town in 2010.

Alex Fox notes in his blog :

 “Helen and Tony Woodman are carers with West Wales Adult Placement (Shared Lives) Scheme. Thanks to the work of the Scheme and funding from the council, the people who visit Helen and Tony’s home in the peaceful Cych Valley, Pembrokeshire have the opportunity to create works of art that are sited in prominent positions around Carmarthenshire. These include The Boars marking the gateway into Ammanford, The Drover Sculptures in a busy shopping area in Carmarthen and two Dragons, one welcoming visitors to Carmarthen and the other guarding the gateway to Newcastle Emlyn Castle, which legend says was the place the last dragon of Wales was slain. “