Explorers at the Library (Exhibition)

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This exhibition of children’s artwork celebrates the partnership between Edinburgh Libraries and Edinburgh Art Festival. Over the summer holidays the Edinburgh Art Festival ran weekly creative making sessions for ages 8-13, inspired by the public commissions programme theme ‘The Making of the Future: Now’.


Each session looked at a different EAF artist and included arts activities such as; building a miniature bothy inspired by artist Bobby Niven; designing your own future city after artist Toby Paterson, making miniature gardens referencing the work of Patrick Geddes and his Geddes gardens; and creating model dragons to defeat Walker and Bromwich’s The Dragon of Profit and Private Ownership.


This exhibition includes a snapshot of some of the work made in these workshops. You can still catch the artworks that inspired them as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival until 27 August.


Mon 21 Aug - Sat 26 Aug
Mon - Wed, 10am-8pm
Thu - Sat, 10am-5pm


Central Library
7-9 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG