We’re thrilled to be able to reveal our brand new exhibition programme for the next year!
There are five exhibitions in total, taking us up to April 2022.
Our galleries remain closed for the time being but we hope to be able to welcome visitors back to the gallery as soon as we’re able to.
In the meantime we are very pleased to announce that ALL of our exhibitions this year will be made available to view as virtual tours so you’ll be able to visit the gallery wherever you are!
An established new destination for art fans
Lead member for communities, partnerships, public protection and community protection, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “Following a hugely challenging year, we are delighted to present a full programme of exhibitions at Tŷ Pawb to take us through to 2022.
“Since opening in 2018, Tŷ Pawb has continued to surprise and delight audiences with diverse, accessible and engaging range of exhibitions across its gallery spaces.
“Tŷ Pawb has also helped establish Wrexham as a new destination for art fans across the country, hosting world class exhibitions such as Wales in Venice and Greyson Perry.
“This year’s programme is looking just as colourful and will include exhibitions celebrating Welsh artists and Wrexham’s local heritage, another major UK touring exhibition, an exhibition curated by Tŷ Pawb’s Youth Advisory Board and an international open exhibition for printmakers all over the world.”
“As ever with Tŷ Pawb, there will be a full programme of activities and events designed to help visitors of all ages to get the most enjoyment out the exhibitions, whether they are regular gallery goers or first time visitors curious to find out more.”
More details on each exhibition will be announced over the next few months. Join our mailing list to get updates straight to your inbox
Our exhibition programme for 2021/22
Tŷ Pawb Youth Advisory Board Takeover
Our newly formed Youth Advisory Board (YAB) have been working with artist Harold Offeh and Creative Producer Yasmin Begum to develop a manifesto.
Outcomes from this process, including artworks and performances, will occupy part our main gallery as an exhibition which focuses on themes of pleasure, play and Welsh Futurism. Alongside this will be an exhibition of North Wales painters, co-curated by the YAB and BEEP (Biennial Exhibition of Painting).
MILQUETOAST – Bedwyr Williams
This major new body of work by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams interrogates the role of the art institution within contemporary society. Via sculpture, video, painting and drawing, Williams parodies fetishistic architectural motifs and bureaucratic hierarchies appropriated within the culture sector and the city.
Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine
The exhibition will be the first about the design duo, Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, who met at Chelsea College of Art and founded Tatty Devine when they graduated in 1999.
They soon started trading from a market stall in east London and developed a signature style that saw them lauded in Vogue and stocked in Harvey Nichols and Whistles within the year.
They discovered laser-cut acrylic on a trip to New York in 2001. On their return, they invested in a laser-cutting machine, rarely used in jewellery at that time, which then gave them a creative freedom to push the boundaries. Something they continue to do to this day.
Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine, will feature over 100 pieces from the past 20 years, from the early leather cuffs and piano belts to giant two metre versions of their ‘greatest hits’ including a lobster, their magpies and a huge banana, alongside sketchbooks, ephemera and two new films.
A Tatty Devine and Crafts Council Touring Exhibition
Tŷ Pawb hosts the return of the biennial Print International exhibition.
This year we will be celebrating the 20 year Anniversary of the RPC (Regional Print Centre).
As part of the exhibition 20 members or workshop printmakers will be invited to exhibit a print.
The judges for this year are Leonie Bradley (Editor of Printmaking Today, artist and elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers), Tracy Hill (Artist, Research Associate Artlab Contemporary Print Studios, UCLan.) and Nigel Morris (Artist/Printmaker, Facilitator, Coordinator of RPC).
More details on the open call for this exhibition to be announced soon. Join our mailing list to stay updated.
Tales From Terracottapolis
Tales From Terracottapolis will celebrate Wrexham’s significant heritage of brick, tile and terracotta manufacture, with a focus on story telling.
This will be achieved through the use of Wrexham Museum’s collection displayed alongside artworks, including specially commissioned work by Corwen-based artist Lesley James.
Amongst the other artworks on display will be outcomes from Lydia Meehan’s Wall Pawb commission.