In December 2018, days before Christmas, one Taibach household awoke to find that their humble garage had been transformed by a mural, ‘gifted’ by anonymous world-renowned street artist Banksy.
Word quickly spread, attracting huge numbers of visitors wanting to see the artwork as well as the attention of global media outlets.
The artwork entitled ‘Season’s Greetings’ was purchased in January 2019 by a private buyer, who agreed to keep the artwork in the town for a period of three years. Following negotiations between the purchaser, Neath Port Talbot Council and Pobl Group the artwork was relocated to the newly built Ty'r Orsaf, close to Port Talbot Parkway rail station.
The artwork can be viewed from the exterior of the building between the hours of 8am to 8pm (Monday to Sunday), when the security shutters are open, however there is no access to the building itself at any time. However discussions are currently ongoing with partner agencies to further develop the display arrangements.
Ty'r Orsaf is located on the site of the former Port Talbot Police Station on Station Road (SatNav: SA13 1UP) and is easily accessible by bus and taxi via the adjacent Port Talbot Transport Hub and by train via Port Talbot Parkway Station.
Port Talbot Banksy – Council statement
11 July 2019
“There are absolutely no plans to move the artwork from its current location at Ty’r Orsaf on Station Road whilst the three year agreement remains in place.
Big turnout to watch the ‘Port Talbot Banksy’ successfully move home
29 May 2019
The press and media turned up in big numbers on Wednesday (May 29th) to watch graffiti artist Banksy’s work Season’s Greetings move from Taibach to a new home at Ty’r Orsaf in the centre of Port Talbot.
Banksy artwork move
24 May 2019
Members of the public planning to watch the moving of the Banksy artwork from Taibach, Port Talbot, to Ty’r Orsaf in the town centre on Wednesday, May 29th are asked to be aware of parking restrictions that will be in place for reasons of public safety.
New future for the ‘Taibach Banksy’ moves step closer
30 April 2019
Moves to secure the future of the “Taibach Banksy” in Port Talbot inched a step closer today with confirmation that an agreement has been reached to house the artwork in the town’s new, award winning Ty’r Orsaf building on Station Rd.
Port Talbot still in global media spotlight thanks to Banksy
07 February 2019
World wide media interest in the Port Talbot Banksy is continuing unabated with BBC’s The One Show and a team from the American TV network HBO being the latest to visit the town to get news on the artwork.
Council outlines proposal to safeguard Banksy artwork
08 January 2019
Neath Port Talbot Council has outlined proposals it has made to safeguard the Banksy artwork that appeared in Taibach shortly before Christmas.