It isn’t possible to give an overall figure in answer to this question, for the reasons mentioned above. What the Council owns can be conveniently divided into the following:
1. At Countryside Services sites across the county, there are numerous artworks including the following:
- 8 sculptures by Mike Owens:
- Flint Poster Art;
- “Functional art” fencing at the Kathleen & May Heritage Centre and Point of Ayr Colliery site;
- Community link waymarkers
- Four beacons down the coast:
- Two beacons for World War I centenary;
- Dug-out canoe and six carved beams on Flint Foreshore west of Flint Dock.
- Kathleen & May boat sculpture, Connah’s Quay
- Lighthouse and gateway features, Talacre
- Snake and newt earth sculptures, Wepre Park.
For further details see link to public display document below.
2. At County Hall, Mold, the Council holds several artworks, namely:
- 3 portraits;
- 1 pottery, wall-mounted map of Flintshire;
- 2 mosaics depicting scenes of Flintshire;
- a series of large-scale photographs of Flintshire.
3. At Theatr Clwyd there is 1 copy photographic print and a series of large-scale photographs of recent productions.
4. At the Registrar’s Office, Llwenygrin Hall, Mold, there are 5 framed prints.
5. FCC’s museum collections contain:
- a small fine art collection which contains mainly Victorian portraiture of local dignitaries plus items by amateur Buckley artist James Bentley.
- a decorative art collection of Buckley ceramics including the Martin Harrison Collection.
6. Thousands of other artworks such as watercolours, sketches, engravings, photographs and sculpture have been deposited at NEWA as part of various archive collections.
Descriptive information about both museum and archival items can be found in online catalogues at: http://calmview.flintshire.gov.uk/CalmView/Default.aspx
Flintshire County Council does not hold information relating to artworks in schools. This information may be held by individual schools. Information about Flintshire Schools and their contact addresses.