Tŷ Pawb Open

An Exhibition Celebrating Lockdown Creativity

03 October 2020 – 23 December 2020

Calling all traditional and contemporary artists  – submit up to 3 works to be considered for The Tŷ Pawb Open.

We are particularly interested in seeing how artists locally, nationally and internationally have continued to make work within the confines of lockdown.

Any artist from anywhere in the world can apply.
All traditional and contemporary processes will be considered, including 3d work, video and performance.

The work should all be from one series or body of work.
Artists are invited to submit up to three individual artworks. There is no assigned theme.

The (non-refundable) submission fees are:
Standard submissions: £10
Student/recent graduate (within 3 years): £8
Low waged / unemployed / retired: £8

Judges’ Prize

People’s Prize

Young Person’s Prize

Adaptability Prize


The Judges:

Alistair Hudson
Director. Manchester Art Gallery & Whitworth Art Gallery

Lesley James
Winner of Judges’ Prize 2018

Ffion Rhys
Curator, Aberystwyth Arts Centre


25 May – 7 August 2020
Call for entries open and applications accepted online

August 2020
Applications will be shortlisted and all artists notified by 23 August 2020

17 September – 19 September 2020
Shortlisted artists will be invited to deliver work to Tŷ Pawb, or to one of four designated drop-off points in Aberystwyth (Aberystwyth Arts Centre), Cardiff (g39), Liverpool and Manchester (Paradise Works, Salford)

2 October
Exhibition launch evening and awards gifted (6pm – 8pm)

3 October – 23 December 2020
Exhibition showing at:
Gallery 1, Tŷ Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham LL13 8BY

January 2021
Collection of unsold work from Tŷ Pawb

* Dates may vary subject to social distancing restrictions, see for the latest updates.

All wall-based works must be framed, glazed and mirror-plated by the artist, unless agreed otherwise with the organisers

All works are insured whilst at Tŷ Pawb.  At all other times insurance should be taken out by the artist if required.  The work will be handled with maximum care.  The organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damage during transportation.

In submitting the application form you give us permission to use your image/s for publicity purposes.  We may also use your image on the Tŷ Pawb and Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC)websites.  We will state that copyright remains with the artist.

The event is organised by Tŷ Pawb and the exhibition will take place in Gallery 1 at Tŷ Pawb. Market Street , Wrexham, LL13 8BY.

All artists are invited to the opening event.

All work is for sale unless specified on the application form.  The organisers will contact the artists for other editions of the work if sold.  Commission is payable at 30% plus VAT (ie 36% of the Artist’s retail price) and this should be reflected in the price stated on the application form in £ sterling (GBP).

For more information as to how Wrexham County Borough Council handles personal data, please see our Privacy Notices on our website:    


We are experiencing problems with our payment service provider this evening. If you have paid but not received a reference number, please submit a form without the reference and we will address the payments on Monday morning. Thanks for your patience.

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