AWARD winning artist Grayson Perry is to display an art exhibition in Wrexham.

The exhibition which will be on display at Tŷ Pawb is entitled Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry.

It is a Crafts Council touring exhibition, first presented at the Saatchi Gallery in London in February 2017.

Julie Cope is a fictional character created by Grayson Perry – an Essex everywoman whose story he has told through two large scale tapestries and an extended ballad presented in the exhibition.

The tapestries illustrate the key events in the heroine’s journey from her birth during the Canvey Island floods of 1953 to her untimely death in a tragic accident on a Colchester street. Rich in cultural and architectural details, the tapestries contain a social history of Essex and modern Britain that everyone can relate to.

The tapestries are shown alongside a graphic installation, and specially commissioned audio recording of The Ballad of Julie Cope, a 3,000 word narrative written and read by Perry himself that illuminates Julie’s hopes and fears as she journeys through life.

These artworks represent, in Perry’s words, ‘the trials, tribulations, celebrations and mistakes of an average life’.

A Young Visitors’ Guide, learning hand out with activities for families and an interactive app to explore the tapestries will be available as part of the exhibition.

Tŷ Pawb’s creative director, Jo Marsh, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to bring this exhibition to Wrexham. It’s colourful and playful and it incorporates themes and topics around history and society which are relevant to all of us and will hopefully inspire some very interesting discussions.”

Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “This is another huge step forward in helping to put Tŷ Pawb and Wrexham on the map as an established destination for arts and culture.