Hundreds of beautiful butterflies will land inside the Central Library as part of a new community art project that gets underway next week.
People in Swindon are being invited to visit the Regent Circus library to create butterflies to add to a new permanent art display which will be unveiled at the launch of the Swindon Festival of Literature on Thursday 17 March.
Once complete, the artwork measuring about 4 metres wide by 3 metres high will be located on the back wall of the children’s storytelling ‘pod.’
The Artswords-funded project will see artists Gordon and Toni Dickinson of No Added Sugar and poet Hilda Sheehan on hand at three sessions to help people leave their creative mark in the library.
The butterfly making sessions, which are free and do not require people to sign up in advance, will take place on:
- Monday, 7 March, 10am until 1pm
- Thursday, 10 March, 12noon until 4pm
- Saturday, 12 March, 11am until 2.30pm
To take part, just find the team on the Ground Floor of the Central Library on the dates listed above.
Artswords offers opportunities to writers by supporting writing groups, offering one-to-one support for emerging writers and organising various writing competitions. The programme also works with other art-forms and supports arts projects in Swindon. Find out more
Pictured above and below, butterfly themed artwork created by children, staff and parents at Hazelwood Academy, Toothill, with guidance from No Added Sugar