Reading in Edinburgh Gardens mural and free artist talk

Friday 13 July 2018 - Wednesday 12 September 2018

Simon O'Carrigan, Study for 'Reading in Edinburgh Gardens' Mural (Detail), Digital collage, dimensions variable, 2018

Reading in Edinburgh Gardens is a panoramic mural designed to have the viewer feel as if they are inside a picture book set in the nearby Edinburgh Gardens, featuring people reading in all manner of poses and places. The artwork features bold black line drawings with cartoony, loose sketches and vibrant colour washed over the top. 

Simon O’Carrigan is an illustrator from Melbourne, known for his loose and confident artwork. His work hums with energy and movement.  Although he works many mediums, ink is his enduring favourite. Simon’s illustrations and animations, even when finished digitally, retain a hand-made feel and bold use of white space.  

In 2017, he was awarded a mentorship through the ASA, and was hired to illustrate his first picture book by Ford Street Publishing. Clients have included Oh Yeah Wow, Plot Media, James Norton Design, Sketch Group, 100 Story Building, School Magazine, City of Yarra, private commissions and teaching workshops.


Open during regular library hours.


Free Artist Talk

Join Simon O'Carrigan for a special artist talk and to enjoy the final days of this unique panoramic mural. Refreshments will be served.

2pm Sunday 9 September

Bargoonga Nganjin

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Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Date and time:
Friday 13 July 2018 - Wednesday 12 September 2018

182 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North