The Art of Reading: Murals for Book Week Scotland
For Book Week Scotland 2013 we wanted to celebrate reading, explore what writing and literature mean to Scotland and shout about the brilliant and essential place of libraries in communities across the country.
To do this we commissioned artists to create five new artworks which were unveiled on a different library across the country over the course of the week.
For inspiration, we asked five of Scotland's leading authors, Liz Lochhead, Angus Peter Campbell/Aonghas Phàdraig Caimbeul, Alan Bissett, Viv French and James Robertson, to come together and discuss what they thought was important about reading. Out of their conversation came five statements that have inspired the murals.
Below you can read the five statements. Click on each statement to see the murals in all their glory!
Scottish Book Trust worked with Pidgin Perfect, an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative studio to deliver this programme of new artworks.