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

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S1 pupils in Inverclyde Academy have been exploring their local environment, while they learned about George Wyllie, who lived in the local area for more than 50 years, they created their own paper boats from maps which showed routes they would take based on walking to different places in Inverclyde.

S2 pupils also got involved, making paper boats of all different colours, and the Art & Design department also created a larger, demonstration boat.

Some of the Inverclyde Academy boats on display

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