It's unknown for sure how the Welsh town of Rhyl inherited its name but one theory is that Y Rhyl originates from the Welsh words Tŷ'n Yr Haul which, when translated to English means House In The Sun.
Geoff Wedge began photographing the West of Rhyl in 2006 whilst studying Documentary Photography at University of Wales Newport. Initially making portraits of the young people on the streets of the town, Geoff continued documenting Rhyl throughout the recent recession years and subsequent regeneration scheme. He continues to engage with Rhyl's inhabitants, including those who have had to move from their homes due to the compulsory purchase orders placed upon them.
A selection of working images from his project House in the Sun recently previewed at Aberystwyth's The EYE International Photography Festival in 2016, with the full exhibition now being printed specially for showcasing at Oriel Colwyn.
Geoff is making prints available for purchase, with all proceeds going to support West Rhyl Young Peoples Project.
The exhibition opens 6.30pm on Thursday 2nd February 2017. All welcome.
Oriel Colwyn (upstairs in Theatr Colwyn)