With Artist Nick Askew, join us in Currie Library to create a collaborative art piece.
Creating a collaborative piece of artwork to convey our community coming back together after being separated by the pandemic.
Participants will be invited to express their feelings about community and their experience of lockdown- how people accessed and/or were cut off from community and what we are hoping for for our community in future.
This event is open to everyone regardless of sexuality or gender expression and aims to provide a safe meeting place. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.
The art piece will involve drawing, painting or collaging onto hexagonal squares, provided by us- which will then be assembled into a tessellated mural and exhibited in the main library.
If you would like to take your piece home with you, but would still like the piece to be exhibited, we can use a photocopy instead. If you decide you would not like your art included in the final project, that's fine too.
Nick Askew is an artist and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh. He has worked with Bloodaxe, Freight, Golden Hare Books and Alnwick Castle on a variety of projects ranging from a 15ft mural of Edinburgh in Glasgow's Glue Factory to illustrating a series of children's books with American author Evie Campbell. In 2017 six of his original portraits were exhibited at the People's History Museum in Manchester.
We look forward to welcoming you to our event!
Currie Library wants to ensure our events are as safe as possible. Please note we will be asking all participants to remain masked unless exempt, and that some windows will be open to aid air flow- so you may want to wear something a little warmer. We will be ensuring social distancing is maintained between groups, and would encourage participants to take a lateral flow test before they attend.