Love your library
A permanent outdoor artwork for Shetland Library, commissioned by the Scottish Book Trust and facilitated by Pidgin Perfect. The ‘High Standards of Shetland Library’ is a series of four hand sewn flags and hand crafted wooden flagpole. The inspiration for the design comes from Shetland Library, the islands and the Jackie Kay poem, ‘Dear Library’. The designs celebrate the different aspects of the library; the mobile libraries, the family and children’s services, the people, the books and the building. The wooden flagpole was made by Paparwark for the ‘standards’, and harks back to the Shetland seafaring, craft based culture.
The artwork was officially unveiled on Friday 28th November as part of Scottish Book week 2014, with four other artworks across Scotland unveiled in the preceding four days. The launch event began with the first flag being ceremoniously raised and flown in the high winds! Locals were treated to coffee and an enormous illustrated cake, and children were invited for flag colouring, badge designing, singing, storytelling and other activities. See the event video HERE.