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Birmingham Bull Set to Return 


Artem engaged to re-configure Birmingham 2022 Bull for New Street Station home 

Artem’s 10m-high mechanical bull was the unexpected star of the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and spent the following month on display in Centenary Square. Thousands of people visited each day to see him perform and there was an incredible outpouring of enthusiasm from locals and tourists alike.

Six months on, Birmingham 2022 and Network Rail have revealed plans for the Bull to return to Birmingham, to make its permanent home in New Street Station – the UK’s busiest train station outside London, with 800,000 people passing through each day.

Ozzy the mechanical bull outside in Birmingham with a crowd surrounding taking photos

Artem was delighted to be asked to redesign and modify the Bull into a more robust, static sculpture, with a new structure to replace the telehandler that supported the original Bull and propelled it around the stadium. Work will commence in the next month, and the Bull will be installed into the station concourse over the Summer of 2023.

Ozzy the mechanical bull outside in Birmingham at night

“When the Raging Bull is proudly in place, tens of thousands of people every day will be reminded of the time the best of the West Midlands was on show to the world, as a lasting legacy to the unforgettable Birmingham 2022 Games.”

Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill, chair of Network Rail


“The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games were a spectacular moment of collective celebration right across our region and nothing captured public imagination quite like that magnificent Bull. That’s why it’s such wonderful news that it will soon be making its triumphant return to Brum - taking pride of place within our iconic New Street Station. My thanks go to Network Rail for helping to make this possible and I look forward to this now beloved Bull being enjoyed, marvelled at and photographed by local people and visitors alike in the months and years ahead.”

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands


“We were blown away by the reaction to the Bull in Birmingham last year. It’s a great privilege – and quite a challenge – to be working on the next stage of its existence. This will involve turning what was originally intended to be a temporary prop, supported by a telehandler, into a permanent static sculpture.”

Mike Kelt, CEO, Artem


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