Wall sculpture safely removed and securely stored

The wall sculpture Y Bont was successfully removed from the disused students’ accommodation at Coleg Harlech over the weekend of 23–24 June 2012, and has been securely and safely stored.

The removal was carried out by an expert team from Swansea Metropolitan University under the direction of Architectural Glass Centre Co-ordinator Alun Adams, who is a director of Scene & Word Ltd. Consultancy support was provided by the sculptor Michael Watts, who from 1988–1991 shared a studio with Jonah in Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth (and who still works there).

With the sculpture finally saved for the future, the focus will now shift to finding it an appropriate new home in Wales.

Removal of Y Bont

The team at work on the final leg of the three-day removal project. The ochre panels reveal the original background colour. Photograph: Alun Adams

Storage of Y Bont

Inside the container where the sculpture is securely stored. Photograph: Alun Adams