Appeal for information about a sculpture of a Black Bull by George Wyllie

George Wyllie and dragon sculpture
George Wyllie and dragon sculpture

The George Wyllie Foundation - which was set up to promote and celebrate the work of this great Scottish artist - is appealing for help from Milngavie & Bearsden Herald readers.

John Curry contacted them recently to ask if they knew what had happened to a sculpture of a Black Bull which George had made for the old Black Bull Hotel and pub in Milngavie.

He’d helped to paint it while he was working for a Port Glasgow company.

Jan Patience, a trustee of the George Wyllie Foundation, said: “I have to say I hadn’t heard of it but George made a lot of sculptures - mainly of animals, fish and birds, around this time out of old chrome car bumpers.

“There was even a bumper dragon, made for a Chinese restaurant down in Ayrshire and a dolphin for the Dolphin Cafe in Dunoon.

“The Birds & Bees in Stirling have a lot of George Wyllie work too still in situ.

“Someone, somewhere must know where it is?

“There should be pictures out there? I’d love to see them.

“The sculptures are really playful and no-one else was doing this stuff at the time so it was quite revolutionary although now we’re used to recycled art!”

Email janpatience@yahoo.com if you have any information about this.