The George Wyllie Grove

George Wyllie

(1921 – 2012)
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This grove is dedicated to the artist George Wyllie (1921 – 2012) and was established in 2021 to mark his centenary year. The George Wyllie Estate invites people to donate a tree in his memory.  / Wyllie's 'out and about' approach to art took him across Scotland and beyond. A central theme of much of his work is the concept of equilibrium. Wyllie's call for a more harmonious relationship between people and the planet is demonstrated through his temporary 'Spire' sculptures. Positioned throughout the UK, Europe and the US to 'celebrate the places on which they stood', the Spire is a basic structure 'with the rod going upwards, counterbalanced by a stone and set on a tripod of steel or wood to enable it to move about, like the ship's sails. In simple rhythm with nature and without complications, the Spire freely compromises itself to praise the planet'.  / Air-Stone-Equilibrium-Understanding   /   George Wyllie (1921 – 2012) burst onto the contemporary art scene during the 1980s. He was born in Glasgow in 1921. He trained as an engineer with the Post Office before serving in the Royal Navy from 1942 to 1946. He was a Customs and Excise Officer for thirty years before becoming a full-time artist in his late fifties. His best-known public artworks are the Straw Locomotive (1987) and the Paper Boat (1989). He continued making art at his home overlooking the Firth of Clyde in Gourock until he was in his eighties. He died, aged 90, in 2012.  / To find out more about the artist, see www.georgewyllie.com
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Donations

Trees for life!
Donated by Stewart and Janet Taylor
06/05/2021
My Blair Atholl-born father Donald's heart was always in the Highlands. This is for dad, his mum Annie and dad Charles. And Equilibrium.
Donated by Jan Patience
05/05/2021
My Blair Atholl-born father Donald's heart was always in the Highlands. This is for dad, his mum Annie and dad Charles. And Equilibrium.
Donated by Jan Patience
05/05/2021
A Special man!
Donated by Hugh Clark
04/05/2021
Trees for life!
Donated by Ruth Gomes
04/05/2021
From 4 branches of the Wyllie family ie. The Linn family, Pagone-Linn family, Linn-Moran Family and Alistair Wyllie
Donated by Uncle Ralston - a character in his own right !!!
02/05/2021
Such an interesting & thought provoking artist.
Donated by Dawn Hartley
29/04/2021
Such an interesting & thought provoking artist.
Donated by Dawn Hartley
29/04/2021
From Pauline, Craig and Ben, with fond memories of George. X
Donated by Pauline Mclean
26/04/2021
From Pauline, Craig and Ben, with fond memories of George. X
Donated by Pauline Mclean
26/04/2021
Trees for Daphne, Harriet & Andy Wyllie and myself
Donated by Louise Wyllie
26/04/2021
Trees for Daphne, Harriet & Andy Wyllie and myself
Donated by Louise Wyllie
26/04/2021
Onwards and upwards!
Donated by Calvin Gomes
24/04/2021
Donated by Judy Gemme
24/04/2021
Montheburds. Long live art, move onwards in love x
Donated by Margaret Archbold
22/04/2021
Remembering Lewis helping George build the Log of the Lord Aberdour.
Donated by Alison, Phoebe, Cameron
22/04/2021
In memory of happy hours with George in art galleries. Robert and Hilary Bruce
Donated by Robert and Hilary Bruce
22/04/2021
In memory of happy hours with George in art galleries. Robert and Hilary Bruce
Donated by Robert and Hilary Bruce
22/04/2021
Remembering George building a tree house for my sons and thereafter referring to them as Elliot Tree and the Marmite Kid!
Donated by The Stewart Young Family
20/04/2021
My trees are planted for my children and their children to enjoy.
Donated by John Atkinson
20/04/2021
The “burds” will love the trees !
Donated by Graeme Phanco
20/04/2021
Let the planet breath for our children.
Donated by Ronnie Bergman
20/04/2021
A tree for equilibrium.
Donated by Lynne Mackenzie
20/04/2021
16/04/2021