Wendover Community Library Art Commission

Libraries Team, 01 September 2022 - Wendover Community Library Project

Wendover Community Library is being redeveloped and this is an exciting opportunity to help us give the new library the wow factor! The design of the library lends itself to a vibrant new look, to attract customers, celebrate the wider services on offer and enhance the appearance of the library space. We’re very excited to have commissioned the artist Kremena Dimitrova to create a unique art installation for the transformed library. After a competitive process, it was felt that Kremena’s concept best fulfilled the brief to maximise the impact of the new design of the library building with an installation that is inspired by Wendover’s heritage and communities.

Commission Aim

The artist will be asked 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.

The concept

The artist will work with the community, staff and volunteers and find out what they would like to be featured as part of the designs. She will then invite them to share any memories or quotes about Wendover’s identity, heritage and history. This will then lead to the creation of a vibrant, welcoming and informative set of designs that reflect Wendover’s story. The designs will work well as a set or individually as installations across different parts of the library.

Here is an example of the artwork in Marlow Library by the artist Kirsty Harris. Marlow ceiling

About the Artist

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. Her commissions often involve working with archives and collections and use a mixture of creative approaches such as walking, character development, humour, rhymes, words, and images to bring hidden and marginalised narratives to life.

Other works by the artist: Kremena Dimitrova works

Time Line

Community Engagement Workshops: October to December 2022

Work completed: December 2022

Artwork installed: September 2022

Keep up to date

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