The six artists who will each produce a ‘Wrexham souvenir’ had been selected by the Oriel Wrecsam/Tŷ Pawb team, with a public vote selecting the peoples choice for their favourite Wrexham story.
The £30k opening day for 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.
Artists are being tasked with creating a prototype souvenir based on six stories about Wrexham, which have recently been put to the public vote.
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 –
Stories include Wrexham AFC, including Wrexham.com’s research into a possible historic account of the founding meeting, along with the more recent dodged bullet of previous owners.
The 25 stories also include Johnny Basham, a British and European Champion Boxer and the grim tale of Richard Gwyn – Wrexham’s Patron Saint.
With the vote closing on the 25th of November we asked Wrexham Council a week ago if there was a winner, and what the breakdown of votes were – as of yet there has been no winner announced!