Oriel Wrecsam - Oriel 1 Gallery
Oriel Wrecsam is Moving (event)
To celebrate the end of a long association between Wrexham Library and Oriel Wrecsam (previously known as Wrexham Library and Art Centre), we will be hosting a moving party on the last day of inhabiting the gallery on Rhosddu Road.
Since 1973, Oriel Wrecsam has presented engaging, exciting and sometimes controversial exhibitions to the general public of Wrexham and further afield. We have also cultivated strong links with the communities around Wrexham and specifically with users of the library. The event, 'Oriel Wrecsam is Moving' will celebrate all these things that makes the art in Wrexham great, whilst also looking to the future and the further development of this town's cultural offering.
Featuring a live DJ, film screenings, a performative walk and the launch of our new Art Vend project; whereby specially commissioned works by local and national artists can be bought from vending machines for £1 each.
'Oriel Wrecsam is Moving' will be a party to savour our organisation's values and heritage.
'Oriel Wrecsam is Moving'
New Shop Opening
Oriel Wrecsam is in the process of moving from its current location within the library at Rhosddu Road to a new, larger, purpose built gallery in Wrexham town centre. From 1st April 2015 we will embark upon a period of peripatetic project making across various temporary venues and sites in Wrexham.
During this period our shop, 'Siop//Shop', will have a new semi-permanent home:
11 Chester Street,
'Siop//Shop' stocks a range of visual and applied arts from local makers and artists as well as a diverse range of designers from across the UK. A seasonally curated selection of books, prints, ceramics, jewellery and giftware to complement our ongoing exhibitions and projects will be displayed in a contemporary, warm and friendly environment.
'Siop//Shop' will open on Chester Street on Wednesday 22nd April with a series of in-store events, including a 20% discount of all shop stock for a four-day period, to coincide with the launch of this year's Focus Wales music festival.