The Why?s Man

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

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At St Fillan's PS, Renfrewshire the pupils in P4 had been creating 2D art and when they began investigating George Wyllie, they assumed he be a painter. It was only as they began to find out about his work that they realised he was a sculptor, working in 3D and they quickly became fascinated.

Making their own individual Wyllie-inspired sculptures, the criteria was that these should be able to stand unaided and that there should be a link to George Wyllie. Adam Willbond's boat, with funnels and emblazoned with the school's name was chosen from amongst boats, clocks, birds to represent the class the Boat Shed. His boat is still standing.

The P4 pupils also learned George's Paper Boat Song and have gone on to work on the designs for two of the Big Question Marks being placed in the River Clyde. They've been involved in various special events at the exhibition and one of them became the WhysMan Junior Reporter during the October Week.

St Fillan's pupils @the Press Preview
St Fillan's pupil @ exhibition opening
St Fillan's pupil guides Cabinet Secretary round exhibition
St Fillan's pupil guides Cabinet Secretary round exhibition
St Fillan's pupil becomes Junior Reporter
St Fillan's pupils create Big Question Marks

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