Tŷ Pawb is delighted to announce Lydia Meehan as the artist commissioned for Wal Pawb in 2020.
Lydia has been chosen following a highly competitive selection process. She will commence work on the project with immediate effect, with the final artwork to be unveiled in May 2020 alongside an accompanying gallery exhibition.
Wal Pawb represents a bold statement about this coexistence, and Lydia will reflect the building’s multiple uses and users, and the relationships between them, in the final work.
The two billboards that comprise Wal Pawb are a key feature of Featherstone Young Architects’ award winning vision for Tŷ Pawb and occupy a central position within the building.
They overlook a food court and multi-use market square, sitting on the external facade of the galleries.
An exciting new project for 2020
The project that Lydia will develop as part of the commission investigates Tŷ Pawb’s current tenants’ relationship to historic trade and creative practice.
Walking tours and art workshops are just some of the activities that people can get involved in, while there will be a focus on engaging asylum seekers to support them in learning about the town in which they have been housed.
Lydia Meehan said: “I’m delighted to have been chosen as the third Wal Pawb artist. I am really excited to respond to the ideas reflected in Tŷ Pawb through my work.”
Jo Marsh, Creative Director of Tŷ Pawb and Arts Lead for Wrexham County Borough Council, says: “The Wal Pawb billboards are a cornerstone for Tŷ Pawb. The artwork and associated engagement activities represent so many facets of our mission and Lydia’s proposal reflects this. We are thrilled to have Lydia working with us to develop the third commission.”