The Chartists Mosiac Mural in Rogerstone, Newport. This mosiac artwork, a 10% replica of the original, was made by artist Oliver Budd, using his father Kenneth Budd's original designs, to mark the 180th anniversary of the Newport rising.

Installed 6 years after the original mural in John Frost Square was demolished for the Friars Walk development, this latest mural is positioned at Cefn Road, near Ruskin Avenue, Rogerstone - one of the original routes taken by the protestors & commemorates the Newport Rising in 1839. It depicts scenes of the demonstrators fighting for democracy, when 22 men were shot dead by troops outside the Westgate Hotel. The four timeline-based ceramic mosaic panels, also include written information, poetry and inspirational Chartist quotations.

Mosaic specialists father & son, Kenneth & Oliver Budd were also involved in other Chartist-related artwork in Newport, (apart from the original large mural erected in 1978) including the Heraldic Dragon, a cast bronze sculpture, located near the Castle, and the Old Green mural mosaic at Kingsway underpass, depicting the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company and the key role played by the canal and railway in Newport's history. Part of the Newport City Originals series of photographs.

Kenneth and Oliver Budd - mural artists.
Our Chartist Heritage.

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