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FINISHED – George Wyllie
George Wyllie – The Paper Boat’ – Friday 1st July – Monday 26th September
Our summer art exhibition celebrates the extraordinary story of QM George Wyllie’s irreverent yet powerful sculptural homage to Glasgow’s faded shipbuilding industry.
Find out how Wyllie’s giant Paper Boat made front page of the Wall Street Journal when it sailed into New York in 1990. Explore artworks acquired through our SMMArt programme to create a national art collection and project works kindly loaned by the George Wyllie Foundation and the Estate of George Wyllie.
The exhibition, George Wyllie – The Paper Boat, will open in the Scottish Maritime Museum’s ‘cathedral of engineering’, the Linthouse, on Friday 1st July and run until Monday 26th September.
David Mann, Director of the Scottish Maritime Museum, says:
“We’re thrilled to acquire such integral elements of George Wyllie’s iconic homage to our lost shipbuilding industry. Characteristically humorous and questioning at the same time, these works add further weight to our growing art collection and a new dimension to the interpretation of our maritime heritage.”