AN ISLE of Wight arts for wellbeing charity has announced its latest exhibition – The History of Newport Mills.

The new Independent Arts exhibition is part of Renew Newport, which runs alongside the High Street Heritage Action Zones project funded by Historic England.

The History of Newport Mills combines a traditional museum-style exhibition featuring images and historical information, accompanied by artworks created in response.

The work has been produced by young people from across the Island, including Young Carers, 1st Newport Scouts and pupils from years five and six at St Helens Primary School.

Hannah Griffiths, community engagement manager, said: “The History of Newport Mills exhibition has been a great way to connect people with the history of buildings that they walk past every day.

“A working watermill created by young carers and Studio Wren brings the mills to life.

“A 3D map of Newport created by the Scouts supported by artist Vicky Wilson shows where the mills were located around Newport.

“The collage made by pupils at St Helen’s Primary school has been made using some of the materials made and milled around Newport.”

The exhibition is free and open daily from 10am – 4.30pm (closed Sundays and Bank Holidays, at Independent Arts Creative Hub in Newport until June 10.