Due to popular demand the FoSH exhibition Sir William Arrol: A Renfrewshire Connection, has been extended until Saturday 15th August. There has been a lot of interest in the exhibition particularly after the coverage in the Paisley Daily Express and the success of the Forth Bridge getting UNESCO World Heritage Status. So for those of you who have missed it or would like to see it again here is a second chance! See the Heritage Centre webpage for opening times and contact details.
The exhibition looks at some of Wyllie’s most famous works, including A Day Down a Goldmine, The Straw Locomotive, The Paper Boat and Spires, and also includes work that has not been previously exhibited.
When Wyllie was a young boy growing up near the Glasgow shipyards he liked to draw and make models of the cranes he saw around him. While still at school, he was offered a job in the crane-building department of Sir William Arrol & Co. based on the strength of this work. Jan Patience, tells us there is a good Arrol story in her forthcoming biograhy of George Wyllie.
The free exhibition runs from 17 July to 13 September. See the Paisley Museum webpages for further information and opening times.