Dealer Simon Wingett (left) and sculptor Steve Winterburn (right) who are hoping to create a new Welsh tourism centre including a sculpture park and gallery.

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He heads the venture, Waking the Dragon, with sculptor Steve Winterburn and has called on dealers and galleries to help raise the necessary £3m to launch the centre, which includes an 80ft tall bronze sculpture of a dragon.

The site will offer modern and contemporary sculpture with the first exhibition scheduled for Easter 2019, Within Reach.

Planning permission has been granted for a 20-acre site at Chirk Park on the English- Welsh border and money is being raised in part through a crowdfunding campaign.