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

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S2 pupils at Merkland School have been finding out about George Wyllie's poetry, as well as his artwork.

As well as making lots of paper boats for the Last Launch, the pupils have also created bird sculptures which have been transferred to the exhibition, and they have also worked on re-enactments of one of Wyllie's poems.

Merkland pupils also took part in Mr Russell's visit, explaining the 'burd' sculptures to him, and pupils have already visited the exhibition.

Merkland pupils' 'burd' sculptures
Merkland pupils photo-stories of Wyllie poem
Merkland pupil guides Cabinet Secretary round
Merkland School visits the exhibition
Merkland School to visit the exhibition again

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