When: Until the end of September 2018
Where: Central Library, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EG
£: Free admission
What is it?
Carl Lavia, aka Sketch, is a London-based sketch artist, who predominantly works with ink on archival paper, creating intricate aerial cityscapes.
Sketch’s latest project, along with photographer and project co-founder Lorna Le Bredonchel, is a rather ambitious one; to attempt to sketch all of the 69 Cities of the UK, and to display each work in that city. Sketch has already made a start by completing cityscapes of Birmingham and Manchester, and has now turned his attention to the grand old city of Edinburgh.
This latest large-scale city sketch is now on display at Edinburgh’s Central Library. The Edinburgh cityscape has been completed using a mix of technical and BIC pens, and includes many city landmarks including the castle, the Scott Monument, Waverley Station, the Scottish National Gallery and Calton Hill.
Eventually, the hope is to form one large exhibition of all 69 cityscape artworks, to be shown in spaces throughout the UK. The next city that Sketch will be undertaking is Dundee, then just another 65 to go…