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Saturday 16th  February 2019

at 10:30am in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre,
Cardiff
University Main Building, Cathays Park, Cardiff  CF10 3AT

'My Life in Metal'

A talk by Sculptor David Petersen



Photograph (c) Alan Hillyer     http://www.
eyemage.co.uk

David Petersen, the youngest son of Jack Petersen, the Heavyweight Champion Boxer, is probably most famous for the design and construction of the Memorial Dragon to the 38th Welsh Division at Mametz Wood in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The memorial, located on the site of the action in northern France, is of a large red dragon holding barbed wire, mounted on a stone plinth.

He is well known too, for winning a competition to make the National Millennium Beacon for the millennium celebrations. The large stainless steel sculpture was initially erected on the porch of Cardiff City Hall.

David worked in GKN steelworks in Cardiff before studying fine art at Newport College of Art. He is an elected member of the Royal Cambrian Academy and has served as chairman of the British Artist Blacksmiths Association. He has been a full time lecturer in several Art Colleges both here in Wales and London, and has lectured internationally in America, Canada, Russia,
Germany, Spain and France

He is also known as a television presenter on historical and cultural topics; he was a Plaid Cymru candidate in the 1999 National Assembly election for the Brecon and Radnorshire Constituency and for several years David led the Welsh delegation to the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany.

He has run his own studios in Wales for many years and completed many sculpture commissions.

The admission charge for the talk, which includes coffee in the University is 8 for tickets ordered in advance or 10 at the door. Booking in advance is helpful for placing the order for coffee served afer the talk.

To take advantage of the concessionary rate please complete the form below by Wednesday 13th February with a cheque made out to the Friends of National Museum of Wales to:
  Gwen Williams, 57 Beulah Road CARDIFF CF14 6LU; 
Telephone: 029 20620094;  Mobile: 07802 437316;  email: gwen.williams@friendsmuseumwales.org.uk
Please send a separate cheque for each event if you intend to come to more than one. To minimise postal costs, no acknowledgement will be sent. Since this event is open to members of the public (10 at the door), your friends will be very welcome to come along as well.

Friends of Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

A talk by Sculptor David Petersen
:
My Life in Metal

Saturday 16 Febuary 2019 at 10.30 am
in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University Main Building, Cathays Park  CF10 3AT

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