One of Christopher Williams’ lesser-known paintings features a local Maesteg landmark: the furnace of the Iron Works.
The painting is called ‘Maesteg Iron Works’ and was kept by relatives of Williams after his death. One of these relatives has now very kindly donated the painting, which is to be hung in Maesteg Town Hall: the town of its creator and its subject.
The painting does need significant conservation work before it can be displayed in public, and we have received a £5000 grant towards the cost of the painting’s conservation work. This very generous grant has come from the Pilgrim Trust, who also supported the conservation work of the other Christopher Williams paintings that will be returned to the Town Hall once the redevelopment work in the Hall is completed.
However, this leaves another £6000 to cover the conservation cost for the ‘Maesteg Iron Works’ painting and its frame. Can you help us to find these funds to conserve the ‘Maesteg Iron Works’ painting, in prime condition for all visitors to the new Town Hall to enjoy?
You can help by making a donation on this link: Help us bring Christopher Williams’ long lost painting of the Llynfi Ironworks home to Maesteg | Localgiving