04 July 2019
GTG apprentice spray painters Hannah Blue, Harry Scott and Sam Wightman were delighted to have been given the opportunity to customise an Oor Wullie statue as part of the 2019 Oor Wullie BIG Bucket Trail, which raises vital funds for Edinburgh Children's Hospital, Glasgow Children's Hospital and the Archie Foundation.
The statue, entitled 'Time to Shine', was painted by Hannah, Harry and Sam using flip paint in the shade 'Sahara', which gives an iridescent shimmering effect when it catches the light. Here they are seeing the statue for the first time at its new home at Edinburgh Waverley station.
Billy Hammond, GTG Operations Director said, 'The apprentices should be really proud of their achievement. GTG is committed to giving young people the opportunity to shine as brightly as this statue and we believe an apprenticeship is the best place to start your career journey.'
What is Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket trail?
Artists throughout Scotland have been commissioned to paint 200 Oor Wullie sculptures in every design you could imagine - and some that you couldn't! So if you've ever wanted to see Oor Wullie as a spaceman, an astronaut or even a giant Tunnock's Teacake, this an event you cannot miss.
These bespoke, life-sized Oor Wullie sculptures can be found in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee and Inverness.
If you're visiting any of these cities over the school summer holidays, why not see how many Oor Wullie sculptures you can find? The trail is on for 11 weeks, so there's plenty of time to see them.
Scotland's children's hospital charities (Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, The ARCHIE Foundation and Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity) joined forces with international arts events company, Wild in Art, and Oor Wullie's custodians DC Thomson Media, to create the trail.