Purfleet FlagsPlace Making Projects
Kinetika’s home town, Purfleet, is on the cusp of extensive redevelopment and working with developer Purfleet Centre Regeneration, a series of silk flags was created to celebrate and connect the many groups and organisations who live and work there.
Kinetika artist Jacci Todd began by creating a silk flag with the Purfleet Community Forum, using its logo to create a bold design that represents the group who work tirelessly to promote the town and its people. The flag also celebrates the new name for town, which recently became Purfleet-on-Thames.
‘The rope background, lifebelt and centre design show the link between Purfleet and the River Thames… The centre design with sun, boat and river are from the forum’s logo. The bright coloured ring shows the bright future of an area that is on the rise.’ Trevor Batchelor, Vice Chair of the Community Forum
For the other 24 flags, Purfleet groups were invited to the Kinetika studio to create designs that collectively celebrate the Purfleet community and tell the story of the area. The final results can be seen in the images on this page.
After decorating the T100 Festival Finale in September, the flags are now available for community events and exhibitions in the coming years.
Ali Pretty, Artistic Director of Kinetika said: “It’s very exciting for us to have the chance to work closely with the communities in Purfleet and together play an active role in the town’s development as it evolves into an innovative creative hub on the banks of the Thames.”
Photos thanks to Mike Johnston with drone shots by Unique Imaging