Dundee will always have a special place in my heart. One of the cool things that I noticed about Dundee when I moved there to study at DJCAD way back in 2003, was the public art that inhabits the city centre. It’s primarily bronze, with little nods to Dundee’s cultural history & achievements with a wee bit of fun on the side.
There’s an 8ft Desperate Dan opposite Caird Hall, followed closely by a colossal dragon and little bronze monkeys rearranging the letters on the information boards around town. Down the years, followed some very well dressed penguins, Lemmings, and outside the city’s McManus Galleries, Oor Wullie himself.
When Wild in Art got in touch about their upcoming Oor Wullie Bucket Trail project- I knew that I’d love to be involved in the city’s amazing public art scene! The trail (run by the same folks that organised Bristol’s incredible Gromit Unleashed sculpture trail) features 55 uniquely designed Wullies- that you can visit in Dundee from 27 June – 27 August 2016.
Each Wullie has been sponsored, with the pieces being auctioned for a lovely charity, The Archie Foundation on the 13th of September this year.
Biscuit Break Wullie was sponsored by Leisure and Culture Dundee, and is now proudly sat at the city’s McManus Galleries. Find him at the foot of the gallery’s spiral staircase and be sure to take an #oorselfie while you’re there!
You can check out Biscuit Break Wullie’s profile on the official website here or seek him out on the trail yourself! There’s a downloadable trail map here, or a super handy Bucket Trail app (which is a wee bit like the Oor Wullie version of Pokemon GO, kinda) for iPhone or Android.
Enjoy the trail, friends!
The Making of Biscuit Break Wullie: