Tŷ Pawb is inviting traditional and contemporary artists from across the globe to submit works for a brand new exhibition this October.

The Tŷ Pawb Open will be the first exhibition to be held at Wrexham’s  multi-award winning markets, community and arts centre since its closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The theme of the exhibition is an “exhibition celebrating lockdown creativity” and there is a particular interest in seeing how artists locally, nationally and internationally have continued to make work within the confines of lockdown.


Artists can submit up to three works. The deadline for entries is 12pm on July 31.

The Tŷ Pawb Open Exhibition itself will open on October 3, 2020 and run until December 23, 2020.

There are four prize categories for entrants, including the Judges Prize (£1000), People’s Prize (£500), Adaptability Prize for the most inventive response to lockdown (£500) and Young Person’s Prize (£250)

For full details visit: www.typawb.wales/ty-pawb-open

Cllr Hugh Jones, Wrexham County Borough Council’s Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “The creative community around the globe has been hit hard by the pandemic and artists have had to find new ways of working and supporting each other through this difficult time. This exhibition will be a celebration of the creativity, innovation and resilience that has been developed by artists in lockdown all over the world over the last few months.

“We are encouraging  artists all over the world to submit works and get involved and we are looking forward with great excitement to be able to open this exhibition to the public in October.”