Library - An Island Again"
Frank McNab, 2009, acrylics on canvas. 56 x 65cm framed (Loaned by the
All the features in the picture - the glass-topped tables,
the slanting newspaper reading shelves, and the curved wooden attendant's
alcove - can be seen at Whiteinch Library. Whiteinch is called after a sandy
island here in the Clyde when the river was much
shallower and now the library finds itself an island, surrounded by the
expressway and the cul-de-sacs of the housing scheme.
The figure balancing so precariously above the shipyards is
the self-taught man of Glasgow, the
recurring theme of this exhibition. He symbolises the spirit of learning and
personal development in which the community libraries were built.
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