WREXHAM'S Ty Pawb is set to launch its first exhibition of the new year later this month - and you won't want to miss it.

Ty Pawb is set to launch a spectacular 'Gypsy Makers' exhibition from January 20 at 10am until March 30 at 4pm, 2024.

Gypsy Makers is a new touring exhibition from The Romani Cultural & Arts Company that will feature work from artists they’ve commissioned since the inception of the Gypsy Maker initiative in 2014.

The Gypsy Makers touring exhibition will show new and existing artworks to mark the tenth anniversary of the Gypsy Maker programme which has been fully supported by the Arts Council of Wales.

The Leader: Shamus McPhee, Geddie Gouries and Ganis. Oil on board.Shamus McPhee, Geddie Gouries and Ganis. Oil on board. (Image: Ty Pawb)

The exhibition tour will be accompanied by a programme of artist-led workshops that will expand upon themes within the show and further enlighten audiences regarding each artist’s practice.

Gypsy Makers will include works by the artists Daniel Baker, Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Artur Conka, Corrina Eastwood, Cas Holmes, Billy Kerry, Shamus McPhee and Dan Turner and is funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

The Romani Cultural and Arts Company (RCAC) was formed by its Director, Isaac Blake, in September 2009 as a registered charity.

Working through the arts the RCAC raises funds to take community development and arts and educational projects onto Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) sites and into wider non-GRT communities across Wales.

Director of the Romani Cultural & Arts Company Isaac Blake said: “We are so proud to continue our ground-breaking work with GRT artists, with support from Arts Council Wales. This project will strengthen the role of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers on the arts scene in Wales, the UK and beyond.”

Cllr Hugh Jones, lead member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb, said: “We are delighted to once again be working with the Romani Cultural and Arts Company and we’re very proud to have Tŷ Pawb as the first venue on the Welsh tour of this hugely significant exhibition, marking 10 years of the Gypsy Maker project.

“The exhibition provides a valuable platform for showcasing works by artists from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities and promises to be an enlightening, educational and enjoyable experience for our audiences.

"We look forward to opening our gallery doors at the end of January for the launch event of our first new exhibition of 2024.”


There remain many negative pre-conceptions relating to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

The Gypsy Maker programme has continued to challenge these pre-conceptions by significantly increasing knowledge and public awareness of the dynamic, long-standing (yet often hidden) heritage of artistic endeavour and creativity within Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

As an organisation the RCAC remains excited about this project and its scope for adding value to the cultural and artistic landscape of Wales and beyond.