The Newport Medieval Ship

The Newport Medieval Ship is a fifteenth century merchant vessel unearthed in the heart of Newport in 2002. Work on the Riverfront arts centre was paused while excavations could take place, and the timbers have since been undergoing a lengthy conservation process so the ship can be displayed to the public.


My brief was to illustrate the original construction of the ship, from the tree harvest for timber to the launch across ten pieces of work. The illustrations are intended to help people visualise the ship in its full construction and its origins, as well as to provide a talking point on museum tours.

The illustrations have also been featured by BBC News:

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