ART CONNOISSEURS in Wrexham have been treated to a first class exhibition from one of the UK's most celebrated artists.

Ty Pawb has opened their exhibition showcasing the works of contemporary artist Grayson Perry.

The exhibition is entitled Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry.

It’s 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.

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.

“It’s a very accessible exhibition that will appeal to audiences of all ages, particularly families and anyone who might be new to visiting galleries.

"We’ll be organising various activities around the exhibition and our staff will be on hand to help everyone get the most enjoyment from the works.”

Lead Member for People – Communities, Partnerships Public Protection and Community Safety, 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.

“It is fantastic that people in Wrexham are now able to access a national touring art exhibition of this calibre on their doorstep and we can be immensely proud that we now have a venue which can host world famous art of this kind alongside works from Wrexham’s own flourishing art scene.”