WREXHAM'S award-winning community gallery has announced it will launch a new exhibition next month.

The Community Interest Company gallery showcases the work of local artists and makers, and changes the exhibitions quarterly.

Nearly 200 of Wrexham’s artists have exhibited in the gallery since it opened in November 2021 and submissions increase with every new exhibition.

On Thursday, May 2 the Drawing Board will launch its 11th exhibition, located at 17 Lord Street in Wrexham. It will run until the end of July.

Jacqui Blore, one of the gallery’s directors, said: ‘We have been overwhelmed with the volume and quality of submissions since we began.

"We always knew that there was immense creative talent in Wrexham but it always seemed slightly in the shadows with no real exhibition or selling opportunities.

"We opened the Drawing Board to address that and have been astonished at its success. 

"We are incredibly grateful to the artists and makers who have supported us from day one, constantly creating and supplying us with wonderful and diverse works."

The Drawing Board was recently awarded a grant from the UK Government via Wrexham County Borough Council through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to put on workshops and events at the gallery, and to engage with community groups throughout the county.

The gallery has also been awarded the F Jones Initiative ‘Make Your Mark Award’ in recognition of its work in the community.


Liz Carding, another of the board directors, said: "We have an interesting and talented mix of artists who do free 'drop-in demos' on Monday afternoons and the funding will allow us to expand that to artist-led workshops and family activities during the summer holidays."

Jacqui added: "It is always exciting when we change the exhibition each quarter and get the first glimpse of the new art and craft; it’s like Christmas every time!"

The gallery is run by volunteers and is open from 10am to 4pm each day except Wednesdays and Sundays. Everyone is welcome to attend.