2 June 2017
PERICLO creative space moves to Wrexham Glyndwr University School of Creative Arts
The dispensary of the historic former Wrexham Infirmary has been transformed into a new test space for contemporary artists.
PERICLO art project which has been running at Oriel Wrecsam since 2015 has moved to the town centre building – now home to Wrexham Glyndwr University’s School of Creative Arts - first built in 1838.
The name PERICLO’s is taken from the latin for ‘risk’, and is a space to encourage risk and experimentation in the contemporary visual arts.
Located to the left of the front entrance in the building on Regent Street, the small space will feature the work of some of the country’s most exciting emerging artists.
Curated by James Harper, It will also provide opportunities for students from the School of Creative Arts (SCA) to exhibit, curate, and participate in a range of skill building master classes.
Professor Alec Shepley, head of the SCA at Wrexham Glyndwr University, said: “Wrexham has a burgeoning art scene, and we at SCA are extremely proud of the role we play in that, developing the next generation of artists, and contributing to the development of a thriving creative sector in North Wales.
“PERICLO will be another great addition to our school, bringing new talent and expertise through our doors, acting as a platform to support students’ professional development, and ensuring all who enter the school are welcomed, challenged, and inspired by the work of exciting new artists.”
The first exhibition in PERICLO’s new location features Sarah Roberts, presenting a new work ‘Y Calch – The Chalk’ for the first time, and Paul Heppell, SCA Artist in Residence.
It is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays noon to 4pm until Friday 7 July, or at other times by appointment.
PERCILO represents a partnership between project sponsors Oriel Wrecsam, Undegun Art Space and the School of Creative Arts, demonstrating their shared commitment to providing opportunities for emerging artists to develop their practice, and their commitment to working together to continue to grow Wrexham’s vibrant art scene.
PERICLO will also be open along with the School of Creative Art’s 2017 Graduation Show at the next Wrexham Glyndwr University open day on Saturday 10 June. The Graduation Show is the first public display of works by SCA graduates and features a broad wealth of creativity, skills and expertise from courses ranging from Animation and Graphic Design, to Film, Photography and Fine Art.