The Why?s Man

"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie

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There are a number of related visitor attractions on Clydeside which provide details of the background to much of George Wyllie's work.


Titan Crane, Clydebank
There are now only four Titan Cranes on the Clyde. The one in Cydebank is has a visitor centre where visitors can learn about shipbuilding on the Clyde, as well as going to the top of the 150ft crane.

Riverside Transport Museum, Glasgow
A George Wyllie sculpture of a tram with wings greets you as you enter the Riverside Museum. This sculpture, Towards the Great Terminus, was created to commemorate the last Glasgow tram. There are trains, ships, trams and bike galore in the museum, and visiting it helps to put his art in its historic and geographic setting.

Denny Tank, Scottish Maritime Museum, Dumbarton
George Wyllie tested the Paper Boat at the Denny Tank before launching it on the Clyde. The test facility was where the designs for the massive Clyde-built ships were undertaken. Visitors can learn about shipbuilding on the Clyde, and how the tank was used to test the designs.

Fairfields Heritage Centre, Govan
Opening in the spring of 2013, Fairfields Heritage Centre will illustrate the history of the Fairfield shipyard from its early beginnings in Govan to its eventual liquidation, looking at the highs and lows of the company and the community.

George Wyllie Education Initiative

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