Wendover Community Library art commission

Libraries Team, 03 June 2024 - Wendover Community Library Project

We are very excited to have commissioned the artist Kremena Dimitrova to create a unique art installation for the transformed library.

Kremena Dimitrova is a London based illustrator-as-historian, storyteller and lecturer in visual culture and history. She specialises in children's illustration, comics, murals, public art installations, mapmaking/trails, and visual storytelling in the museum and heritage sectors.

Commission aim

  • To create an installation that complements the architecture of the library building
  • Develop a concept that is informed by an aspect of Wendover’s identity or heritage
  • Include an element of local community, staff or volunteer engagement
  • Work with a colour scheme that is complementary to the dementia-friendly palette chosen for the library

Discover other works by artist Kremena Dimitrova

These interactive artworks were crafted based on the insights and narratives shared by Wendover's residents and pupils from local schools.

They will be accompanied by a poem or riddle linked to Wendover’s heritage and history.

The image shows a colourful illustration with all letters of the alphabet. The art was created by the artist Kremena Dimitrova, and it will be displayed in the new children's library at Wendover Community Library.

Example

The image show the letter L that is formed by an illustration of a mystical figure named as Lady Godiva.

Lady Godiva lives in my “Flowers of History”,

She was selfless, devoted, brave - never shy!

She is remembered as the Patron Saint of Engineering,

Curious? Read my story if you wish to know why!

Who am I? 

Artworks around the library

The children’s library will have:

  • Wendover illustrated alphabet with histories in rhymes and riddles
  • Interactive conceptual tree with a mini exhibition and answers to the rhymes and riddles
  • Wendover legends

The main entrance will have:

  • Illustration of Wendover woodlands
  • Famous impactful Wendover figures

Timeline

Between December 2022 and June 2023:

  • The Community Engagement Workshops took place

June 2024:

  • Submit Planning and Building Regulations applications
  • Procurement of main construction works contract

July 2024:

  • Award main construction works contract

August 2024:

  • Expected approval for Planning and Building Regulations
  • Main Construction Contractor mobilises

September 2024:

  • Construction works begin

Spring 2025:

  • Works complete, and new library launches with the new artwork installed

Keep up to date

Keep up to date with the progress of the project with our Wendover Community Library improvement project blogs.

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