A Lerwick public art trail, featuring six new works of art located around the town. Stage 2 will see the addition of two painted murals (due to be completed by August 2021). A trail map and guide is available at Mareel and Visit Scotland's iCentre, Lerwick, or to download below, alongside the LOCUS audio guide and an introductory video.
Listen to the LOCUS audio guide below
View a video about LOCUS below
Funded by Shetland Islands Council though the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, the project is being delivered by Living Lerwick in partnership with Shetland Arts, and features six newly commissioned works of art located around the town. Enhancing the town centre through public art – in line with Living Lerwick’s Business Plan for 2017-2021 – LOCUS aims to inspire imagination and bring new footfall to the area through adventurous installations in the landscape.
Work on LOCUS started in December 2019, involving residents, community organisations and businesses from across the town, focusing on three key themes:
Where we are / Where we’re going / Where we’ve come from
Stage 1: After an open call and selection process the four commissions were awarded to artists Kenny Hunter, David Lemm, Joseph Ingleby and design collective Civic Soup.
Stage 2: Through additional support from the Scottish Government's Town Centre Fund two new murals have been commissioned for the town centre of Lerwick.
Four mural designs were created and a public vote determined the winning two. These will be painted by Cobolt Collective and Gavin Renshaw by August 2021.
The map and guide has been created by artist/designer Chloe Keppie.