Homelessness charities explore ‘a sense of place’ in Wrexham Station artwork

3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has celebrated community creativity in its latest art project.

Under the guidance of local artist Sophia Leadil, participants from homeless charities The Wallich and Housing Justice, alongside members of the wider  Wrexham community, came together to explore the theme of ‘cynefin’ – a sense of place.

Through a series of pencil drawings and printing techniques, participants delved into the essence of what makes Wrexham special to them.

The unveiling of the artwork took place on Thursday 29 February, and has seen the waiting room at Wrexham General Station transformed into an exhibition space where passengers and the local community can appreciate the landmarks of Wrexham.

Josie Rayworth, Community Rail Officer, said: “The 3 Counties Connected CRP is proud to support initiatives that bring communities together and promote the richness of local culture.

“It’s been inspiring to see the artwork achieved by our participants and members of the Wrexham community. The waiting room will now give a real insight for passengers into what makes Wrexham such a special place.”

Carl, a project participant, said: “I enjoyed trying new art techniques each week and it helped me learn more about places in Wrexham that I didn’t know about before. It was all very interesting and enjoyable.”

Mel Lawton, Community Rail Strategy Lead at Transport for Wales, said: “For Transport for Wales, it’s important that our stations feel like part of the community, and it’s been fantastic to see this project come to life at Wrexham General. It’s wonderful to see the final artwork and how it showcases what the city has to offer, and what makes Wrexham special to the people who live here.”

Keep up to date with future news, projects and events from 3 Counties Connected CRP via their website.