Tŷ Pawb’s gallery has been transformed into an enormous indoor adventure playground as part of the brand new exhibition, PLAY-WORK!
A whopping 600 people visited the sand-filled gallery on Saturday to see the exhibition officially opened by Mayor of Wrexham, Cllr Rob Walsh.
A celebration of play in Wrexham
PLAY-WORK centres on the relationship between adults and children, and on celebratory documentation of radical playwork since the 1970s at Wrexham’s world-renowned adventure playgrounds.
The core of the exhibition is a fully interactive playscape, designed and built in a collaborative process between the artists, Ludicology, Tŷ Pawb staff, our Play & Youth Support Team and Wrexham’s adventure playgrounds.
Within the playscape you can also find textiles created by artist, Morag Colquhoun, specifically for the exhibition.
Functional push-cart artworks designed by Gareth Griffith also feature. The carts have fabricated by children and staff from Wrexham playwork projects.
Additionally, The Voice of Children, a film by Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, can be viewed on a screen at the end of the gallery.
Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, said: “We can all relate to the need to play. The wonderful work that takes place in Wrexham to provide our children with play provision brings immense pride to the region. This exhibition will celebrate those schemes along with the marvellous work of Assemble, Morag, Gareth and Ludicology.”
Come and play!
It looks like the exhibition has been a huge hit with the kids already! Why not pop down to see for yourself?
PLAY-WORK will be on display at Tŷ Pawb from August 10 – October 27.
The exhibition is funded by Arts Council Wales and Arts and Business Cymru. It is sponsored by local Wrexham firm, Grosvenor ApTec Ltd.