Tag: Newport photos

Vision of Saint Gwynllyw, City of Newport

The vision of an ox inspired the sculpture by Sebastien Boyesen called The Vision of Saint Gwynllyw or The Bell Carrier, finished in 1996 and found in central Newport today. 

Saint Gwynllyw was the legendary founder and patron saint of the City of Newport living around the 5th century.  

The sculpture was originally sited at Austin Friars, Newport.  In 2014 it was re-sited to near the roadside off Usk Way during the development of the Friar’s Walk shopping area.  Since the move, the plaque with details and description has disappeared.  A transcription of the plaque wording included in the gallery below.


David ‘Bomber’ Pearce, Newport’s Rocky

A striking sculpture of British heavyweight boxing champion David ‘Bomber’ Pearce (1959-2000) unveiled at the riverfront in City of Newport on 9th June 2018.  The sculptor was Laury Dizengremel.   He was dubbed ‘Newport’s Rocky’ according to the BBC News story here.