Dundee High School pupils are getting ready to give an icon of the city a makeover as he prepares to take his place in a unique charity art event.
Pupils across the school recently took part in a competition to come up with a design to decorate a giant Oor Wullie sculpture as part of Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail a public art spectacle which will see more than 50 such statues go on display on the streets of Dundee to help the Archie Foundation raise money for a new children’s theatre suite at Ninewells Hospital.
The school’s judging panel picked the designs of Rebecca Hamilton and the pair of Jennifer Bonnyman and Evie Campbell (all L7) as the winners.
Their creative concepts will now be replicated on the currently blank sculpture by Advanced Higher pupils during the Easter holidays, bringing Wullie to life for his role in the biggest mass participation public art event ever to take place in Tayside.
The Bucket Trail has been organised by the Archie Foundation, DC Thomson and Wild in Art to coincide with the famous comic character’s 80th birthday.
More than 50 sponsored giant statues of Oor Wullie, each individually decorated, will form a visitor trail through the streets and open spaces of Dundee.