Friday, 8 March 2013


News has reached us that a new developer is making overtures for the re-development of John Frost Square in Newport South Wales.

As many who know our work will realise this could mean the destruction of the Chartist mosaic.  Completed in 1978 this is a narrative work running along the complete length of a subway entering the square and featuring marching Chartists on their way to the showdown at the Westgate hotel.

All the figures are life-size and effectively as you walk along the subway you "march" with the Chartists.

I've always considered this one of my father's greatest works, please click on the link below to view a short intro I recorded in support of this work remaining intact and in-situ in Newport.

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Oliver Budd

March 8th 2013

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