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Art students' work on display for Helfa Gelf

Helfa Gelf 2012 with pic

29 August 2012

A diverse range of work produced by students and staff at Glyndŵr University is to go on display to the public.

The university’s North Wales School of Art and Design will play host to the Glyndŵr Collective’s work every weekend during September, offering visitors a unique insight into the world of the artist.

The Collective is made up of students, recent graduates, demonstrators and lecturers. They work in a variety of different media including drawing, film, sculpture and metalwork.

On Friday, September 7 there will be an opening event at the School of Art and Design which will also mark the launch of the Wrexham Helfa Gelf/Art Trail.

Now in its seventh year, Helfa Gelf is a free annual art event giving visitors the chance to see artists and their work in studios. It provides the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes and to question the inspiration behind artwork.

Clare Harding, a fine art student and member of the Glyndŵr Collective said: “Helfa Gelf is an invaluable opportunity for me to promote my work and meet other artist practitioners in my area.

“I have no doubt that it will be a huge learning experience for me, and am looking forward to meeting visitors to the exhibition.”

Fellow Collective member and fine art student Katie Brute said Helfa Gelf was a way to make art more accessible to people across the region.

She added: “The Art Trail is a great way for people to experience the vast array of exciting visual arts and crafts that we have in North Wales.”

The exhibition will open on Friday, September 7 at the North Wales School of Art and Design on Regent Street, Wrexham. The launch event will run from 7pm until 9pm.

The Collective’s work will be on display from 11am-5pm from Fridays to Sundays throughout September. Entry is free.

Notes to editors

The Helfa Gelf/Art Trail project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

More information on the Glyndŵr Collective exhibition is available at

University open day