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Life size portrait drawings displayed in Flint

Published: 14/05/2019

Flint Library and Jade Jones Pavilion, Flint, will be busier than ever in the last week of May.

This is because the popular venues will be hosting a crowd of life-size colour portraits, drawn by artists Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio.

The life-size drawings are lively portraits of people that the artists have met or heard about in Flint, during their research for their Flint Town Art Trail, a series of sculptures for Castle Street and Church Street which they will be making later in the year.

Each drawn colour portrait appears on its own pull-up banner, and the group includes Flint people old and young, past and present, residents and visitors, building to show an intriguing snapshot of the town.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:

“This is another exciting project as part of Flint’s regeneration work and the portraits are really impressive.  These portraits, the Town Trail and all the other regeneration work which has taken place in the town, will really put Flint on the map.”

Simon Grennan, one of the artist duo, commented:

“We work all over the world and the welcome we’ve had from people in Flint has been one of the warmest. Drawing portraits is one of the ways in which we get to meet people in the process of making new artworks, and we’ve had an amazing response, from the youth clubs to schools, history and craft buffs, domino and rugby players, brownies and guides, knitters and many others.”

The commission for the Flint Town Art Trail has been has been developed in partnership with Flint County Council, Cadw and curators Addo and is part of the Flint Foreshore Regeneration Project.

For further information and photographs, contact: Gwenno Jones – 01352 702471- gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk / Simon Grennan – simon.grennan@zen.co.uk.

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