Mellor Management in Pontypool is a unique collaborative arts residency run by artist Alexia Mellor with the aim of creating participatory events, projects and interventions in Pontypool town centre and surrounding neighbourhoods. Based in the Pontypool Indoor Market, the project invites members of the Pontypool community to engage in a variety of creative activities and conversations that ask what regeneration means to this market town in our current social and economic climate. Mellor Management in Pontypool seeks to discover what the local community wants to project – to its own communities and to the outside – about its past, present and future aspirations.

Through playful events, sharing ideas, and lots of cups of tea, we will gain a better perspective of what community and regeneration mean to Pontypool.

If you are interested in finding out more about our projects and participating, please stop by the Indoor Market during our office hours of Wednesday and Friday 10am-2pm, or email Alexia Mellor at: projectpontypool@gmail.com.

Follow us on Twitter at: @ProjPontypool

Hosted by Torfaen County Borough Council’s Strategic Regeneration Team and jointly funded by the Arts Council of Wales and Torfaen County Borough Council, in collaboration with Addo Creative and Newcastle University


“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

All images and content (c) Alexia Mellor 2012-2013 unless otherwise noted