Newport from the George Street Bridge
Oil on canvas board (2018)
This small monochrome painting responds to an artwork painted in 1987 by John Meredith in the permanent collection of Newport Museum and Art Gallery. Showing an obstructed view from the road deck of George Street Bridge this work contrasts Meredith's colourful depiction of the landscape along the banks of the river Usk towards Newport castle.
The cityscape in this work is largely absent, hidden behind a mute, snow-covered concrete block. The only visible landmarks being the Chartist Tower and Newport City Footbridge on the left. The primary function of this painting acts to place a culturally ignored structure firmly in the centre, where traditionally it had been utilised by artists to create vistas of the Newport cityscape.
This artwork was gifted to Newport Museum and Art Galleries permanent collection.