Wal Pawb Artist Commission
£5000 budget for artist to produce six large scale 2D artworks
Oriel Wrecsam is seeking proposals for a brand new annual commission series within the new multi-million pound arts centre and market. Opening in Spring 2018, the Oriel Wrecsam People’s Market development will be a unique model that brings together arts and markets under one roof, providing a living research centre and exploration into expanded notions of culture and heritage. Wal Pawb represents a bold statement about this coexistence, and the commissioned artist needs to reflect the building’s multiple uses and users, and the relationships between them in their work.
To be installed in March 2018, the first Wal Pawb (Eng. Everybody’s Wall) commission will provide a focal point for visitors to the People’s Market building. It will also receive significant national + international coverage as its unveiling coincides with the launch of our new venue, a flagship for the arts in North East Wales.
Due to the nature + purpose of Wal Pawb, it is a requirement that the commissioned artwork is developed in dialogue with potential future tenants + visitors to the building; particularly market traders currently located in Wrexham’s other markets. As such, proposals should include at least 5 days engagement time on-site in Wrexham to carry out consultation, development + workshops. This opportunity is open to creative individuals or collectives based in the UK. Whilst possession of a degree in a creative field is not a requirement, it is desirable that the applicant is able to demonstrate a track record of creative activity.
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**DEADLINE: 5 June 2017