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Westgate Oxford, Oxford Central Library

Myriad marks the entrance to the Oxford Central Library, the artwork’s principal focus. The work references the Library as a hive of activity, a place of new discoveries and activities signified by the ‘opening boxes’ of the patterning. These repeat modular cubic motifs create the sense of a three-dimensional surface, with areas of plain glazing allowing views through, inviting the viewer into the space. ‘Using light and colour to create a change in the senses, we can create a transitional entrance space for Oxford Central Library.’ Nicky Hirst, 2017

The artwork extends to the windows on Castle Street, thereby offering multiple viewpoints and readings from both within and outside the Library.





Nicky Hirst

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Westgate Oxford Alliance





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Image credit: Ben Westoby