Ozzy the Commonwealth Games Raging Bull

The bull now named Ozzy was featured at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, then was at Centenary Sq from July to Sept 2022. From late July 2023 he is at Birmingham New Street Station.

Where is Ozzy, the Commonwealth Games Raging Bull?

From late July 2023, at the concourse of Birmingham New Street Station.

Formerly located from late July to late September 2022 at Centenary Square.


About the Ozzy the Raging Bull

Wow!  That was the reaction, not only of those fortunate enough to have a ticket for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham, but also of the many millions watching on television.

But what now for the "Commonwealth Games" Raging Bull as we shall, for the moment, refer to it as. 

As to be expected, the call for it to be on permanent display is rife and should that be the decision going forward, it will most certainly continue to draw the crowds wherever it is finally located. 

OzzyPhotography by Daniel Sturley



It was at located Centenary Square (from July to September 2022), and, it was certainly worth experiencing close up the intricate work that has gone in to its design and build.

OzzyPhotography by Elliott Brown


For a short period, the bull was moved to a car park in Ladywood, before going back to Artem FX in London for the winter. This was around late September, it was gone by October 2022.

OzzyPhotography by Elliott Brown


He had no name during 2022, but was given the name Ozzy in late June 2023, after a public vote, and was rebuilt at Birmingham New Street Station during July 2023.

They then made changes to the bull, before it was revealed that he would be relocated to Birmingham New Street Station, on the first anniversary of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

There was a public vote held, and Ozzy was the name that won, after Black Sabbath's Ozzy Osbourne, this was revealed at the end of June 2023.

Ozzy was unveiled on the 26th July 2023 at Birmingham New Street Station.

OzzyPhotography by Elliott Brown


Details at Centenary Square

Just look at the detail in this photography from Daniel Sturley, a team member at Birmingham We Are.





OzzyPhotography by Daniel Sturley


Did you know?

Here are some interesting facts you may or may not know about the Bull.

- The Bull is 10 metres high and weighs 2.5 tonnes. It had to be carried around the stadium by a 17 tonne vehicle and the tele-handler facilitated the movement of the Bull. 

- The Bull was commissioned from special effects company Artem by the organisers of the opening ceremony.

- The Bull was used in the ceremony to symbolise "compassion and togetherness" after it had been pulled into the stadium by women who worked during the industrial revolution making chains for the slave trade.

- The Bull is made of scrap metal and machinery from factories.

- During the ceremony, it took 6 people to operate the bull with 3 of those being inside the bull itself. 






The Raging Bull was dressed for PoliNations in early September 2022.

OzzyPhotography by Elliott Brown


Christmas 2023

A pair of Christmas baubles earrings and tinsel for a nose piece.

Ozzy BullPhotography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

30 Jul 2022 - On-going


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