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Tŷ Pawb Hosting Stunning Welsh Landscape Exhibitions

by Love Wrexham Magazine

Welsh landscape exhibitions are being celebrated at Tŷ Pawb.


Clyde Holmes: Uplandscapes is an exhibition of works by landscape painter Clyde Holmes (1940-2008).

Clyde was born in London and studied fine art at Hornsey College of Art and St Martin’s School of Art from 1965-1968. In 1970, he and his family moved to a remote shepherd’s cottage in Capel Celyn, Frongoch, near Bala in Snowdonia National Park. There, he lived for over 30 years, painting and writing poetry about the landscape around him.

Clyde’s work features in the “Visions of Snowdonia” series, narrated by Sir Anthony Hopkins. His work has also been exhibited in England, Wales, and Europe.

Bom Dia Cymru

Accompanying the Clyde Holmes works in the gallery will be Bom Dia Cymru. An exhibition of work by renowned photographer Mohamed Hassan. This will include some iconic scenery from around Wales, alongside a selection of photographs taken in Egypt.

Pembrokeshire-based Hassan graduated with a first class honours degree in Photography from Carmarthen School of Art in 2016. Hassan has had works featured at prestigious venues, including the Mission Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.

This exhibition will also feature photographs co-created with the Bom Dia Cymru group, made up of Portuguese diaspora community members living in Wrexham.

The group recently spent a day photographing some of north Wales’ most spectacular locations with Mohamed’s expertise behind the camera. This included Llyn Tegid (Bala), Llangollen and Capel Celyn.

Co-Creating Exhibitions

Lead Member with responsibility for Tŷ Pawb, Cllr Hugh Jones, said: “With tourism interest in Wrexham continuing to boom, these two complimentary exhibitions will be perfect for visitors to enjoy a celebration of the breath-taking scenery that we have on our doorstep.

A real highlight of the exhibition is the photographs Wrexham’s Bom Dia Cymru group produced on their trip around north Wales. Supported by Mohamed and the group’s coordinator from CLPW, Iolanda Viegas.

“Bom Dia Cymru have been part of the Tŷ Pawb family since lockdown in 2021. Which was when art packs were delivered to the group members as part of the Arts at Home programme. Since then, the group have continued to meet at Tŷ Pawb.”

“The group’s trip across north Wales included a visit to the Arenig mountain. Which is where Clyde Holmes lived and painted for over 30 years. We’ve been able to dovetail the two exhibitions and provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for the group members.”

Uplandscapes Clyde Holmes and Bom Dia Cymru run until 22nd June.

Finally, you can visit typawb.wales/exhibitions for further details, or to keep up to date with the community, click here.

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