Since 1973, Oriel Wrecsam has presented engaging, exciting and sometimes controversial exhibitions to the general public of Wrexham and further afield. We have now moved out of our Rhosddu Road building as plans for a new cultural hub in Wrexham unfold, and we are entering an exciting new phase of off-site activity.

The first of our off-site projects is Art Vend, which has been developed in partnership with Leeds based Woolgather Art Collective. Oriel Wrecsam has commissioned artists to create miniature artworks, which can now be purchased for £1 each from our town centre Art Vending machine.

The commissioned artists include students and professional practitioners, working both locally and across the UK. The artworks include limited edition prints, ceramic sculpture, handmade books and USB sticks containing specially created digital work, amongst many others.

Over the next few months Oriel Wrecsam’s Art Vend project will be expanded, with new artworks being commissioned and additional machines added to the fleet. These will be sited in a wide variety of public places, and moved around regularly as part of Oriel Wrecsam’s mission to make contemporary art accessible to all.


Find out where the Artvend machines are by using our handy INTERACTIVE MAP