A new exhibition that documents the work of local photographers and filmmakers will launch at Un Deg Un at 7pm tonight.
Based in the former JJB shop on Regent Street, Wrexham’s ‘pop-up’ art space latest exhibition will be a retrospective of work by the Wrexham based North Wales Collective.
The exhibition will feature the images and films the collective have captured and aims to illustrate how much local talent and creativity there is and the wealth of activity that goes on in Wrexham throughout the year.
The NW Collective formed in September 2012 and consists of photographers, filmmakers and graphic designers. Since their formation the collective have documented the town, the people and celebrations of Wrexham.
The Collective’s original members initially got together at Glyndwr University’s North Wales School of Art & Design, however the group is continually expanding, so as well as being made up of students, graduates and lecturers they have also welcomed other camera enthusiasts from across the region. The collective are keen on collaboration artistically, within the group, but are also keen to work with other groups in the community offering positive outcomes for all concerned.
Based on previous collaborations local arts organisation THIS Project and The NW Collective have worked together to not only bring this exhibition to Wrexham Town Centre, but also on a new project to install a fully equipped photography studio at the new pop-up artspace.
Mike Jones of THIS Project said: “Working with the North Wales Collective has always been a pleasure and it is encouraging to see that such a large group of hard-working, creative people have come together in the way that they have. I’m very excited to see them at work in the studio.”
The exhibition is also curated by the Collective and the work documents a year beginning with Wrexham’s Carnival and Peace Day festivities from September 2012 and ends with this year’s Peace Day Festivities. The exhibition also takes in Focus Wales Music Festival, Wrexfest and the Llangollen Fringe Festival.
You can also see the group’s collaborations with local artists & musicians, @67 Communications, Wrexham Community Choir & Africa Entsha, as well as Conwy TV.
The Exhibition will be launched at Un Deg Un this evening from 7pm.