Here’s a fabulous chance to see works from some of the world’s most acclaimed artists right here in Wrexham!

Tŷ Pawb’s upcoming exhibition, On Paper, showcases the work of acclaimed 20th-century and contemporary artists who work with paper.

Works from over 40 artists will be featured in the exhibition, including Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, Wolfgang Tillmans and Bridget Riley, Welsh artists Tim Davies, Ceri Richards and James Richards, among many others.

The exhibition explores how artists have used paper as the focus of their work in creative and unusual ways.

The artists represented in On Paper use paper not only as a medium but also as the  subject of their art, demonstrating a range of approaches to collage, drawing and sculpture.


A unique opportunity

Tŷ Pawb’s Creative Director and Arts Lead for Wrexham County Borough Council, Jo Marsh, said: “Bringing ‘On Paper’ to Wrexham and Tŷ Pawb, will provide our audiences an opportunity to see some outstanding artworks and internationally renowned artists, many of whom have never previously been seen in Wrexham.”

Cllr Hugh Jones, Lead Member for Communities, Partnerships, Public Protection and Community Safety, says: “With artists of the calibre that feature in the ‘On Paper’ exhibition, Tŷ Pawb is revealing its intention of being an internationally recognised art centre, whilst still supporting the local artists and communities that make Wrexham.”

Famous names on show

This exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated publication including an essay by writer and paper specialist Ian Sansom, and a new poem, Forty-Nine Moments for the Substrate by Joey Connolly which is inspired by the works in the exhibition.

The full list of artists included in On Paper: Roger Ackling; Art & Language; Gillian Ayres; Anna Barriball; Karla Black; Derek Boshier; Ian Breakwell; Tony Carter; Prunella Clough; Jason Coburn; Tim Davies; Kate Davis; Francis Davison; Lesley Foxcroft; General Idea; Brian Griffiths; John Hilliard; Damien Hirst; Gary Hume; Gwyther Irwin; Gareth Jones; Ilya Kabakov; Tania Kovats; Jim Lambie; Langlands & Bell; Roy Lichtenstein; Linder; Richard Long; Kenneth Martin; Margaret Mellis; Henry Mundy; Paul Noble; Eduardo Paolozzi; Cornelia Parker; Roland Penrose; Simon Periton; Ceri Richards; James Richards; Bridget Riley; Jack Smith; Richard Smith; Sarah Staton; John Stezaker; Tony Swain; Harry Thubron and Wolfgang Tillmans and Eleanor Wood.

This exhibition also includes a small number of loans from the British Council Collection.

On Paper, opens at Tŷ Pawb on July 28 and runs until September 23, before continuing a tour throughout the UK

For more information visit the Tŷ Pawb website here.

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