Having attracted over 1000 visitors and over 200 participants since its launch on 14th June, the Reimagine Wrexham exhibition is reaching a conclusion over the coming days.
The unique exhibition has let people add their paintings onto a skyscape of Wrexham and has seen contributions from professional and amateur artists including students from Yale and Glyndwr and also members of the public of all ages.
Pictured above are artists Jo Marsh and Mike Jones with children from Oriel Wrecsam’s Saturday afternoon club ‘Art Mash Up’
The project is a joint initiative between THIS Project and Oriel Wrexham.
The new Arts Manager for Wrexham County Borough Council Steffan Jones-Hughes has been delighted with the reception of the exhibition, he said: “This is the first time an event of this nature has been held in Wrexham and we’ve been incredibly pleased and excited by the response of the public.
“We’ve had people from across the county getting involved and some of the artwork has been amazing, some of it very funny, and some of it very intriguing. As the exhibition is coming to a close, with the last day for public participation being the 11th July, we’re keen that everyone that wants to get involved doesn’t miss out.”
You can see a time lapse video of the project so far below:
The last opportunity for people to contribute to the exhibition will be at a final event tomorrow. The event is a celebration of the project, supported by Central Station’s popular Rope night, and will feature a performance by local experimental band DRK MTR, as well as a piece of performing art called “How far is home” with artist Sophie Elliot.
Beyond the 11th though there will be further opportunities for people to have their say, as the organisers are encouraging visitors to express their opinions on a
number of issues relating to the town and the arts, by posting notes around a series of questions.
“We’ll be keeping this element of the project open right until the end, and we’re really hoping people continue to come forward with their opinions, so that we know what the issues are that we need to address in the future,” said Steffan.
“The event on the 11th is aimed at the public, artists who have already taken part, or who would like to on the night, but we’re especially targeting local businesses. We’d really like to hear more from companies around the county. Their views are so important to the future, and we would really like them to come along and add their voice.”