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‘The Gull’ arrives at Plas Newydd Tea Gardens

‘The Gull,’ constructed in steel and wire mesh, has been transported to Plas Newydd Tea Gardens, where it will soon be completed in situ as part of the upcoming ‘5 Senses Collective’ Exhibition (held on the weekends of the 4th/5th and 25th/26th of September, 2021, as part of the Clwydian Creatives Art Trail – click here for their Facebook page).

Visitors to the Tea Gardens will be able to observe Nick working on ‘The Gull’ in its final stages. The piece will be permanently installed at Plas Newydd in late autumn, once the garden plants die back, and before the arrival of the Shepherd’s Hut.

The slideshow below shows Nick, James, and Lucy Eames preparing and transporting the gull, together with Studio Assistant Ewan Stell, James Bigglestone, and Luke Griffiths.

The ‘5 Senses Collective’ combines a variety of different media, curated together in one beautiful space – set against the stunning backdrop of Moel Famau and the Clwydians. The Collective features:

Photography from James Biggs Photographyhttps://www.jamesbiggsphotography.com/
Fine art from Florence Bigglestone – https://www.instagram.com/floss_art/
Abstract sculpture from Nick Eames, Sculptorhttps://nickeamessculptor.com/
Abstract painting from Liz Eames Arthttps://www.lizeamesart.com/
Contemporary poetry from Tim Johnson – Trash Poetry

The Exhibition will be held from 11am-6pm on the 4th, 5th, 25th and 26th of September at:

Plas Newydd,
Cilcain,
Mold,
CH7 5NZ

A delicious selection of cakes, coffees, and treats will be available at the Tea Gardens.

Proposal: ‘The Dragon’

In light of the most recent proposal for a sculpture at Flint Castle, and the following response, I propose an alternative:

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‘The Dragon’ is intended to be a monumental steel drawing in space; the symbol of Welsh pride, through which (though not obscured by) the Castle ruins can be seen. A lasting, imposing trace of the weight of history. My desire is that they balance, and acknowledge that this is a nation for all its citizens.

‘The Dragon’ would be constructed by Flintshire steel companies. The image below gives an idea of the possible scale:

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To show support for The Dragon, please contact Hannah Blythyn:

Hannah Blythyn, AM for Delyn:
@HannahBlythynAM
Office Address: 38 Church Street, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5AE
Assembly Address: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
Phone: 0300 200 7132
Email: Hannah.Blythyn@assembly.wales
Website (non-Assembly): http://www.hannahblythyn.wales
Twitter: twitter.com/HannahBlythyn

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