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‘Foreshore foresight!  – new community inspired public art to help shape new future for historic site’

Published: 09/11/2018

Following work undertaken in January and March 2018 with the community of Flint to explore, discuss and investigate their aspirations for the foreshore,  two unique commissions are being taken forward to help transform this unique waterside location. 

Curatorial Project Mangers Addo and Flintshire County Council, in partnership with Cadw,  are inviting applications from experienced artists  to produce inspirational artwork to be situated on the Flint Foreshore , as well as an Art Trail connecting the with the town as part of the wider regeneration programme. The art works will help to build on the broader regeneration project which seeks to develop a new modern innovative community hub adjacent to the castle site.

Tracy Simpson from Addo said:

“We are looking forward to working on this exciting project with partners and the wider Flint public . This is a great opportunity to appoint artists to these two commissions who will deliver innovative and thoughtful works that enhance Flint Foreshore and the town.”

The main artwork will have a symbiotic relationship with the castle and need to stimulate debate and be truly meaningful to locals and visitors alike. The trail art work will need to use creative ideas to draw and invite people the important link between town and foreshore.

The commissions also highlight that those applying will need to demonstrate their willingness to immerse themselves in the life and culture of the area and embrace the opportunity to work with local groups, communities, businesses and the wider regeneration project team.

Councillor Ian Roberts Flintshire, County Councillor representing the Flint Castle Ward and Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, said:

“Through the in-depth consultation that occurred during the recent research and development project it is evident that there is a real appetite from the people of Flint for innovative development along the Flint Foreshore and a way of bringing people from the Castle into the town – this is another exciting development which will bring a range of benefits.”

For further information about both the Public Art and Art Trail commissions please contact Gwenno Eleri Jones gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk or Tracy Simpson tracy@addocreative.com

To apply for either the Public Art or Art Trail commissions please go to the Sell2Wales website https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/ deadline for both commissions is 6 December 2018.


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