Summer 2019 will see hundreds of painted Oor Wullie statues take to the streets of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness, for Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail.
Scotland’s first ever national public art trail, which runs from 17th June to 30th August 2019, aims to unite the country as it raises awareness and vital funds for Scotland’s children’s hospitals.
Artists from across the country will be commissioned to paint over 150 life-size Oor Wullie sculptures in every possible design you could imagine – and some that you couldn’t!
No matter who you are or where you live, you can get involved, by becoming a national, regional or education sponsor; sponsoring an Oor Wullie sculpture; or simply exploring the trails in each city with your friends and family, or getting involved with your school and learning all about Oor Wullie and Scotland’s heritage.
Just like similar art trails in England such as the recent Manchester Bees, you can also bid on a sculpture in auctions , once the Trail has ended.
Funds raised through the trail will support Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and the ARCHIE Foundation, helping children in hospital across the country.
Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is a Wild in Art event, supported by DC Thomson Media.
“Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is enormously exciting for all the team at Wild in Art,” says Charlie Langhorne, Co-founder and Director of Wild in Art. “Building on the strength of our previous events in Scotland, this is our first (and indeed the world’s first) truly national trail; and something we are all immensely proud to be developing.
“Wild in Art believes passionately in bringing communities, businesses, schools and artists together, and through the power of creativity enabling significant funds to be raised for our charity partners as well as having major social and economic impacts.
“While acknowledging this, we also believe that Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will make the entire population of Scotland smile, and on the back of a smile, amazing things can happen.”
“We’re delighted to be headline sponsors for the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail in 2019,” added Eddie Hawthorne, Chief Executive & Group Managing Director, Arnold Clark. “This unique event not only gives people across Scotland the chance to come together and have fun, but it will raise vital funds for children’s hospitals across the country. We can’t wait to be involved in celebrating this true Scottish icon and helping to raise as much money as possible.”
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