Create artwork for the new Kingston Library

The debate rages on.
The debate rages on.

The public will be invited to contribute to artwork in the new Kingston Library, which will be displayed on glass panels inside the building.

On May 17, glass artist, Claudia Phipps, will be leading a drop-in session to share her ideas for the commissioned artwork which is to be installed in the new library.

Claudia is planning free hands-on activities – for people of all ages - for the design which she hopes will lead to generating creative ideas for the artwork. It will also be an opportunity for the public to be updated on the opening of the library. Work will start shortly on the internal fit-out of the new library, which is expected to open in Autumn 2014.

Paul Sanders, Assistant Director, Community Facilities Unit, said: “Following consultations with the community which helped to shape the new library’s facilities, we are now looking forward to the public contributing to the artwork at this drop-in session. The final designs will add beauty to the functionality of the building”.

The open session will take place in front of the new library building on Saturday May 17 and members of the public are invited to attend between 2pm to 4pm.

The new Kingston Library will open in Autumn 2014, providing an open plan and spacious layout for anyone to enjoy reading and learning.