A NEW art exhibition has opened celebrating heritage in Flint. 

In November 2022 the artists, aged between 7 and 14, began illustrating Flint Castle in popular historical styles including Medieval Art, Impressionism and Pop Art with a bit of personal arts freedom!

The young artists wanted to depict the people who have lived and worked in Flint since the Castle was built to create a montage of a crowd.

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

The final project looked at Dee Estuary vessels throughout history to create a second collaborative canvas.

The exhibition, entitled 'Off Flint' runs until August 29 with free admission during normal library opening hours.


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Helen Taylor is a professional artist inspired by J. M. W. Turner and loves creating atmospheric textured landscapes with acrylic.

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Helen exhibits her work regularly and some of her paintings are currently on display at Mold, Qube in Oswestry, the Life: Full Colour in Caernarfon exhibition and at the Liverpool Art Fair 2023 Helen has been running art classes locally since 2011 and is also working on a wide range of community art projects.

'Off Flint' engages local people in recording, preserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Flint's town, castle and coast.

Individuals and groups are invited to get involved by collecting and sharing old photographs, artefacts and everyday stories about Flint which will be used to start a new community archive at Flint Library so that the information is available to all.