YMCA – Our New Home

The redevelopment of Pontypridd YMCA has reached a very exciting milestone! Through a collaboration between Pontypridd YMCA, Artis Community, RCT Arts Services and local public art specialists Addo Creative, we are delighted to announce that artists Heinrich & Palmer have finished developing their designs for the glass parapet level façade of the YMCA building in Pontypridd.

Artis Community and artists Heinrich and Palmer (Anna & Leon) have been working hard in lockdown and over the summer with local residents to inspire their designs. Participants and members from Our Place Parent & Toddler Group, Artis Community’s Crafty Cuppas Group, RCT Writers Circle and many creative people from across Rhondda Cynon Taff have contributed to the creative process which have inspired the final designs.

This public art commission is funded by Arts Council of Wales as part of its investment in the wider Pontypridd YMCA redevelopment and developed in collaboration between Pontypridd YMCA, Artis Community, RCT Arts Services and local public art specialists Addo Creative. The final designs will be shared with participants and the wider community very soon – watch this space for more info!

The finished artwork will be installed ready for the opening of the building in Summer/Autumn 2021 – dependent on the on-going impact of Covid-19 restrictions – with all building work during this period being done following the latest social distancing guidance.

Artists’ website: www.heinrichpalmer.co.uk

Key contacts