Public Art In West Lothian
West Lothian is the home of internationally recognised pieces of Public Art.
There are over 80 artworks dotted around the region.
On this page you will find information on Public Art walks, current projects and strategic plans.
For more information on the newest developments in Public Art please revisit this page or contact:
Camille Archer-Arts Officer (Visual & Public Art). Details to the right of this page.
The first comprehensive and fully illustrated book entitled "Out in the Open" about West Lothian's extensive Public Art collection, is due to be published and available for purchase in early Spring 2013. The 100 page hard cover book traces the history of West Lothian through Art and will be on sale at Howden Park Centre, Livingston, Linlithgow Burgh Halls and various other locations. For educational purposes copies will be made avaiilable to all local libraries in West Lothian and a low resolutation downloadable document is available below, we hope you enjoy reading about art in the public realm!
New Public Art Strategy 2013-2017 due to be published this year.
This document will share exciting new plans and ideas for future developments in Public Art for West Lothian.
In Full Bloom - Public Art in Wester Inch
Artist Martin Heron has completed his inspiring sculptures which are now permanently installed in four locations around Wester Inch Village in Bathgate.
To take a look at "Art on the Edge" past community events at: www.facebook.com/ArtontheEdgeWesterInch and download a copy of the commemorative booklet at the end of this page.
Livingston’s Pebble Mosaic
The newest public artwork to be installed in the Livingston Centre outdoor civic space is a natural pebble mosaic with the theme of flora and fauna of Livingston by artist Maggy Howarth.
Maggy has been making natural pebble mosaics across the UK for over 25 years. To see more of Maggy’s mosaics elsewhere please see:
Up and Coming!
Pictish Inspired stone by Barry Grove for Glenmorangie
Barry Grove was commissioned by Glenmorangie to create a bespoke public art work for their new bottling factory site in Livingston. The commission took over 2 years to be completed, hand carved using traditional tools of mallet and chisel.
The anticipated installation is due to take place early 2013.
To see more of Barry’s art work please see:
Grassroots Public Art Grant Scheme
A big thank you and congratulations to all of our participants in the Grassroots Public Art Grant Scheme.
Four West Lothian communities - Boghall, Broxburn and Uphall, Armadale and Dedridge -were awarded Grassroots public art grants totalling £90,300.
All four projects have now been successfully realised. See the downloadable flyer with information on all four projects at the end of this page.
Updated 7 February 2013
Download your free public art walking tour maps of Livingston and Bathgate at the end of this page.
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- In Full Bloom - Wester Inch Public Art Booklet (PDF, 5MB)
- Livingston Public Art Trail Map (PDF, 696KB)
- Out in the Open - Public Art in West Lothian (PDF, 10MB)
- Public Art Strategy (PDF, 2.1 MB)
- Supplementary Planning Guidance: Developer contributions to public art (PDF, 375KB)
- The Grassroots public art scheme project leaflet (PDF, 4.79 MB)