From Inverclyde Libraries

“I feel more confident in myself as an artist and as a person.”  Au-some Art attendee.

Making Waves: Establishing libraries as cultural hubs and encouraging wider cross-community conversations centred on culture and creativity.

The Project

Inverclyde Libraries were delighted to receive funding from the Public Library Improvement fund to instate a programme of expert-led creative and cultural classes. We covered creative writing, creative art, autism friendly art sessions, songwriting and graphic novels.

The original plan for the project was to gather all of the completed work from our expert-led classes and display it as part of one huge exhibition of local talent and creativity. We even got as far as sending out invites and mounting the work, however Covid-19 had other ideas…

We’ve been waiting to see what will happen around all the related restrictions and unfortunately it’s not looking like we can host a public exhibition any time soon. But, we can put together the next best thing and curate an immersive virtual exhibition right here and that, dear reader, is exactly what we intend to do!

Over the coming days and weeks we’ll post work from each of our sessions and testimonial videos from the experts who led them.

The project centered around encouraging local people to embrace their creativity and try something new. By sharing these works and championing the achievements of the people who attended our sessions we hope it inspires you on to get creative too, and join us at the library to take it further when we’re allowed to do so safely again.

Use the navigation buttons at the top to view galleries of the work created by the project, see the videos from our experts and read about all the sessions in the blog.

Once you’ve viewed the galleries please feel free to leave your thoughts in our comments form.


Funded by the Public Library Improvement Fund from the Scottish Library and Information Council. Helping libraries throughout Scotland develop their services and explore new avenues of innovation.