TY PAWB is to host an educational art exhibition featuring Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) culture in Wrexham.

The exhibition, Shiftwork, brings together four artists who address a number of aesthetic and political issues concerning GRT cultural representation.

Some of the works on display were shown as part of the Gypsy Maker project; an initiative launched in 2014 by the Romani Cultural & Arts Company to profile the work of GRT artists in venues across Wales.

Their ongoing aim is to commission established and emerging GRT artists while engaging GRT communities and the wider public.

Daniel Baker, 56, Kent, is one of the artists.

He said: “This is a multi-medium exhibition from photography to paintings and sculptures.

"It’s about Gypsy aesthetics and visual culture.”

Mr Baker’s work includes mirrors which he says is influenced by the visual culture apparent in the metallic and mirrored surfaces of objects like trailers.

He said: “The work says, ‘you are here’ and in the mirror you can see yourself.

“It turns an encounter into a physical encounter."

Mr Baker also explained the other artists' work in the exhibition.

He said: “Shamus McPhee’s paintings are about his family and extended family, a method of activism.

“Artur Conka photographs explore family, dislocation and location.

“Billy Kerry explores gender identity and challenging gender politics.”

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company was formed in September 2009 as a not-for-profit company and is a registered charity.

They raise funds to take educational projects onto Gypsy, Roma and Traveller sites and into Gorger or ‘gadjó’ and ‘country-folk’ communities across Wales.

Isaac Blake is the charity director at Romani Cultural and Arts Company.

He said: “We have Gypsies on our board and they are our artists - we are run by the community.

“We are the only commissioning charity and we incorporate the visual arts and the performing arts.

“We’re about advancing the education about our community because we are the same as any other community.

“People are surprised that even in Shakespeare there are references to Roma culture.

“It’s way of saying that this information about Roma is available and we should feel proud of that.”

The exhibition is on from Saturday, September 1 at 9am until Sunday, September 30 at 5pm.