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Steve Mathieson of Living Lerwick at the board opposite the Peerie Shop Cafe.

VOTING is now open to select the two designs which will be commissioned to add two new murals to a public art project in Lerwick.

Four mural designs have been created for the LOCUS project, and the public vote will determine the winning two.

From today (Tuesday) to Sunday (28 February), people living in Shetland will be able to vote for their two favourite designs either going online here, by voting in-person with a slip outside the Peerie Shop Café.

Alternatively people can email their two choices to admin@shetlandarts.org, with 1a or 1b and 2a or 2b.

The winning designs will be created at two sites. The first site is at 98 Commercial Street, on the wall opposite the Peerie Shop Café.

The second site will use the mural across two walls, of 88 Commercial Street (Bayes) and 143 Commercial Street (the opposite wall on the side of No.88).

Exploring the theme of ‘Where we are / Where we’re going / Where we’ve come from’, the winning works will accompany four newly commissioned public artworks for Lerwick by leading Scottish contemporary artists.

These works are in fabrication and are due to be installed later this year, with an accompanying art trail and map by local artist Chloe Keppie.

The LOCUS project is a collaboration between Living Lerwick and Shetland Arts.