The town centre art trail project, LOCUS, is beginning a series of community engagement activities as the artists begin to develop the details of their installations.

Four artists were chosen from an interntional selection process last year to provide four pieces of artwork in Lerwick town centre, funded by the town centre capital grant fund issued by the Scottish Government. Living Lerwick appointed Shetland Arts Development Agency to manage this project and the artists, supported by Shetland Arts, will be in Shetland in the coming weeks to begin working with the community to develop their artwork.

Each piece will have a focus on local themes - where we have come from, where we are now and where we are going.

David Lemm will be at Mareel this weekend (1st & 2nd February) from 11am-3pm delivering workshops to encourage the public to engage with his creation.

Civic Soup will be visiting five schools throughout Shetland during February to engage with pupils from primary 5 to seconday 2 in developing a textile themed piece of art for display in the town centre.

Other artists have already visited the isles to begin their research and will be returning shortly. All artists have already engaged with local suppliers to discuss the fabrication of their installations locally.

The project is due for completion in the summer.

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