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CITY LIBRARY

Commissioned mural by David Booth and Carla McRae for the entrance to the City Library in Adelaide’s CBD. Speaking on the project the artists said they were incredibly humbled to be invited to listen to and facilitate a representation of the library community’s ideas for this important public space. 

“We created an interactive form, prompting people to submit their ideas about the library, what it means to them, and what they believe should be included in the design. These ‘thought ingredients’ formed the building blocks for our mural concept. The feedback from community was overwhelmingly positive. There was palpable excitement for the new technologies and opportunities for learning available at the library, alongside a sentimentality and unwavering appreciation for books and traditional media. We were also able to understand the sense of community and belonging people feel within the safe and inclusive walls of the library. The final concept draws from all of these major thought ingredients, centred around the people and network of living things that make up the Adelaide City Library community.”

Artist: David Booth and Carla McRae
Client: City of Adelaide
Location: City Library, Adelaide, South Australia
Project Management: David Hagger

Photography: Jack Fenby
June 2019