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The Lion - British & Irish Lions Artwork


14 Jul 2021 - 19 Jul 2021


10:00 - 16:00


Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB

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Sky Sports are celebrating the British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa with a special piece of artwork by world-leading perceptual artist, Michael Murphy.

The multi-directional illusion sculpture stands suspended within a seven meter by seven-meter truss and is  formed of three hundred pipes, wrapped with 180 meters of vinyl prints.

The only way to fully appreciate this perceptual artwork is to see it in location by walking around it. When viewed from the correct angles, the artwork forms a Lions player on one side and a Lion head on the other.

Share an image of ‘The Lion’ on Twitter or Instagram and you could win one of five signed Lions shirts from the Sky Sports Lions team. Make sure to use the hashtag #skysportslions and tag @skysports to enter!

The artwork is located in the Castle’s Public Square, with free admission between 10:00 – 16:00 from Wed, 14 July to Sun, 19 July.

Sky Sports Lions

From Sat, 17 July, Sky Sports will launch Sky Sports The Lions. This pop-up channel will be available for 24 days replacing Sky Sports Action until Tue, 10 August.

On the channel you’ll see documentaries, classic matches, Sky Sports The Lions Breakfast show after every test as well as the live matches and highlights.



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