The six artists who will each produce a Wrexham souvenir have been selected by the Oriel Wrecsam/Tŷ Pawb team.
The opening of the new Tŷ Pawb market, arts and community centre will be marked by the Dydd Llun Pawb parade. Organised by Focus Wales, the parade will proudly feature six representations of popular Wrexham stories.
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From an open call, the following six artists have been chosen to represent these stories:
- Sophia Leadill – Wrexham-based multimedia artist –
- John Merrill – Sculptor based near Llangollen –
- Marcus Orlandi – London-based performance artist –
- Nicholas Pankhurst – London-based sculptor –
- Martha Todd – London-based ceramicist, originally from near Wrexham –
- Bedwyr Williams – Caernarfon-based performance and moving image artist –
The artists will each be tasked with creating a prototype souvenir based on six stories about Wrexham. The stories are currently being voted upon from a list of 25. To read all 25 Wrexham stories, and to vote for your favourite, please visit: www.owpeoplesmarket.co.uk/dydd-llun-pawb
Voting for the stories ends on November 25.
Jo Marsh, Arts Lead for Wrexham Council, said: “We were delighted by the number of applications to our call out for artists. Particularly, we are pleased to have been able to select a number of strong applications from local artists, while the list also demonstrates how far the interest in our town reaches.”
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “I would encourage anyone interested in Wrexham’s past to take part in the vote for the six souvenirs which will be sold at Tŷ Pawb.
“The souvenirs produced have been inspired by a number of memories of bygone Wrexham, and I’m sure members of the public will have equally fond memories of them.”
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