A new ‘pop-up’ art gallery in the town centre will launch tomorrow evening.
Wrexham based arts organisation THIS Project will launch Galeri 3B in the former Laura Ashley shop on Priory Street at 6:30pm.
Galeri 3B will open with an exhibition of work by three artists; Annabelle Shelton, Sally Annett and Amy Sterly.
The pop-up art space follows on from the success of Undegun, which opened in the former JJB store on Regent Street last July.
Since last summer over 100 artists have exhibited work at Undegun over 11 exhibitions with 34 diverse events taking place alongside during the last seven months. The creative space accommodates studios for artists to work and has been used by various groups and individuals from creative communities all over Wales.
Partner of THIS Project, Dave Gray said: “With the growing number of activities, events and exhibitions that Undegun runs, it seems a natural step to expand with the creative pop-up space, so after New River the owners of the former Laura Ashley shop offered the space to THIS Project, it seemed a great opportunity to expand on the work we have done at Undegun.
“Currently we have an array of exciting plans in the pipeline for 3B and it will insure more creative activities and community events in the near future.”
The opening exhibition, Tri, runs throughout March and is made up of work from three artists. Annabell Shelton who is known for her vibrant and playful nature in her work. Annabell also won the artist won The John Moore’s Painting Prize in 2010.
Sally Annett works across all media and has developed her collaborative and curatorial projects, in 2008 establishing FRINGEMK, Celebr8 and The Milton Keynes Cenotaph Projects. Annett’s own work is currently of a symbolic and surrealist nature.
Amy Sterly’s work relates forms that make up our modern landscape and creates work using the media of print and creates bold, detailed, wood cuts. In 2011 Sterly exhibited work as part of Wrexham’s Print International and has exhibited at the Oriel Wrecsam on a number of occasions.
The exhibition is open to all and runs until March 31st.
For more information on other events and activities that THIS Project run go to thisproject.co.uk or
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