Posted: Sat 24th Feb 2024

Wrexham General Station Art Project celebrates community creativity

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Feb 24th, 2024

Wrexham General Station is set to become a vibrant canvas which celebrates community creativity and showcases the artistic talents of local people.

Under the guidance of local artist Sophia Leadil, participants from the Wallich and Housing Justice, alongside members of the broader Wrexham community, have come together to explore the theme of “cynefin” – a sense of place.

The work features as part of the ‘Wrexham General Station Art Project’, which has been overseen by the 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership.

Through a series of pencil drawings and printing techniques, these individuals have delved into the essence of what makes Wrexham special to them.

As part of the project the waiting room at Wrexham General Station will be transformed into an exhibition space, where passengers and the local community can appreciate the landmarks of the county borough.

Josie Rayworth, Community Rail Officer for the 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership, said: “It’s been inspiring to see the artwork achieved by the participants from the Wallich, Housing Justice, as well as the wider members of the Wrexham community.

“The waiting room will now give a real insight for passengers that use this space about what makes Wrexham such a special place”.

One of the project participants Carl said: “I enjoyed trying new art techniques each week and it helped me learn more about places in Wrexham that I didn’t know about before.

“It was all very interesting and enjoyable”.

Mel Lawton, Community Rail Strategy Lead, Transport for Wales said: “For Transport for Wales, it’s important that our stations feel like part of the community, and it’s been fantastic to see this project come to life at Wrexham General.

“It’s wonderful to see the final artwork and how it showcases what the city has to offer, and what makes Wrexham special to the people who live here.”

The unveiling of the artwork on 29 February, 2024, will mark the culmination of weeks of artistic collaboration.

You can find out more about the 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership on their website or by following them on social media.



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