Auckland Libraries is proud to announce that Ross Liew (@mroscarlow), aka TRUSTME, renowned Auckland street artist and founding member of creative ensemble Cut Collective, works alongside Flox (@floxnz) and Reks (@aoteastudio) to aesthetically recalibrate Lorne Street outside the Central City Library.
This team brings years of experience behind the brush to bear on this new project. Their work can be seen across Aotearoa and places a strong emphasis on the local and collective spirit.
This work reflects on how the library, through its resources, programmes and staff, encourages and enables education, exposure to alternate points of view and varying perspectives, to criticality and rigour.
If we think how the library seeks to remove barriers to the access of knowledge, that it supports the democratization of information and how it cares for this without discrimination and hierarchy then we can also consider how it serves as a counter and a challenge to the simplistic binary thinking that has become more prevalent in public discourse around the world.
Within a more contemporary setting, that the Central City Library performs another role, one as a benchmark for inclusivity, community engagement and the promotion of diversity in our country’s largest multi-cultural city. Its ethos and facilities serve to create a safe space for all within the community and that in this way, it is “A Place For All”.
Part of Artweek in the City Centre.