Artists support new library

July 28 2017

Have you seen the lovely artwork on the walls of Bishopston Library?

Have you seen the lovely artwork on the walls of Bishopston Library? 

After spotting that the walls in the new library were looking a bit bare Gloucester Road art gallery, Room 212, offered to print images by local artists onto canvas. 

Now the computer area has much loved images of Gloucester Road by Jenny Urquhart. The children's area has images inspired by poems such as the Owl and the Pussycat by Laura Robertson, an illustration from The Bristol Giants book by local author Oliver Rigby and a Fox in Sox by Rosie Webb who has created a couple of children's books. 

The most popular image could surely be the Arches Fox, taken from an amazing mosaic created by Toni Burrows. More artwork will be added and North Bristol Artists plan to create an exhibition in the library in the build up to the trail in November. Some of the artwork will also be part of the Gloucester Road Art Banners project, due to be installed in the autumn.

 With our libraries under pressure through Bristol City Council cuts, Room 212 owner Sarah Thorp hopes that involving local artists will help raise awareness. Please get in touch with her if you would like to be involved or follow the Friends of Bishopston Library facebook page.