My First Art Gallery Exhibition
The Drawing Board, an independently ran art gallery, located on Lord Street in Wrexham...
I recently exhibited some work at this newly opened community art gallery in Wrexham which includes a music studios and offers creative workshops to the public. It's a fantastic little space staging regular art exhibitions. They also display a wide range of craft work.
Wrexham's newest art gallery opened its doors to the public back in November 2021, displaying a variety of work by local artists. Ran by The Directors, Jacqui Blore, Margaret Forbes and Bobbi Cockcroft, the gallery is operated as a Not-For-Profit Enterprise. Anyone local can apply to submit art or craft work for show, either as an individual or as part of a group. Final decisions on what work is displayed at each exhibition rests with the Trustees. There are no hanging fees, just a 20% commission payable to the gallery on any artist sales.
I began preparing some pieces to submit ready for the February exhibition, and was very pleased to have 12 submissions accepted. The first time I have ever even thought to even submit work to an exhibition, so I was pretty excited.
Here's a few photographs of some of my pieces that were on display and available for the public to buy in the exhibition that ran from February until the end of April. Thanks to Bobbi for the fantastic photography skills.
The above shows four of the five hand made hearts I exhibited. From Top left to clockwise included Love Radiation - Mandala Heart (Large), Small Emerald Green Mandala Heart, Colourful Mandala Pink Heart (Large) and Small Golden Mandala Valentine's Heart. In addition to the above I also had a Medium Heart of The Ocean on display.
All of these hearts are cast from high density plaster then hand painted using multi-purpose acrylic paint and then sealed with protective varnish and gloss. Check out Neopog Art Shop, you might spot some available to buy. Small handmade hearts measure 8cm long x 8cm wide, medium 3D puffy hearts measure 9.5cm wide by 9.5 cm wide and large puffy 3D hearts measure 14cm x 14cm. If you would like to commission me to especially make a heart for you, please get in touch via my contact page.
You can find The Drawing Board Gallery on facebook. If you're in Wrexham, pop in and see some of the work by local artists and crafters on display. They can be found on 17 Lord Street, Wrecsam, Wrexham, LL11 1LS.