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‘Off Flint’ – Celebrating our town, castle & coast

Published: 31/07/2023

exhibition invitation_page-0001.jpgYou are invited to come and see some of the fabulous artwork on the theme of ‘Off Flint’ created by young people attending Helen Taylor’s Art Club at Flint Library.

The artists, who range in age from 7 to 14, began in November 2022 using acrylic paint on canvas to depict Flint Castle through art history movements including Mediaeval Art, Impressionism and Pop Art, with a little independent artistic licence!

They went on to draw the people who have lived and worked in Flint since the Castle was built to create a crowd montage.

As the project progressed the children produced more amazing artwork including a collaborative collage of birds of the Dee Estuary, fish in mixed media and illustrations of the ‘Sands of the River Dee’ poem by Charles Kingsley. 

The final project looked at boats of the Dee Estuary through history to create a second collaborative canvas.

The exhibition runs from 28th July – 29th August with free admission during normal library opening times.

Helen Taylor is a professional artist who is inspired by J.M.W. Turner and loves to create atmospheric textural landscapes using acrylics. She regularly exhibits her work and currently has paintings on display in Mold, Qube in Oswestry, Life: Full Colour in Caernarfon and in the 2023 Liverpool Art Fair. Helen has been running art classes locally since 2011 and also works on a wide range of community art projects.

‘Off Flint’ aims to involve local people in recording, conserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Flint town, castle and coast. Individuals and groups are invited to get involved in collecting and sharing old photos, artefacts and everyday stories of Flint which will form the basis of a new community archive in Flint Library so that the information gathered is widely accessible to everyone. Informal drop-in sessions are held at Flint Library every Tuesday morning from 10.00am – 12 noon during term time.

For further details please contact Jo Danson - 

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