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13 Aug 2019

Where’s Wally? At the Tenement House!

Wally dugs at the Tenement House
Wally dugs at the Tenement House
At number 76 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve been working with the local community to help us create a pawsome new exhibition at the Tenement House.

Last year children from the Garnethill community took over Glasgow’s most loved tenement, the Tenement House, and discovered all about life in Garnethill in both the 19th and 20th century. They were so inspired by what they learned that they created drawings and paintings of the property’s Wally dugs.

The 'Where's Wally?' exhibition at the Tenement House
The ‘Where's Wally?’ exhibition at the Tenement House

Twenty-three paintings created by the children (aged 6–15 years) have been brought to life in plaster form, with businesses in Garnethill each sponsoring a Wally dug – forming the ‘Where’s Wally?’ trail. The trail leads to the exhibition (of the same name) in the Tenement House, and features the children’s original artwork.

Ana Sanchez, Visitor Services Supervisor, with the children who helped create the ‘Where’s Wally?’ exhibition
Ana Sanchez, Visitor Services Supervisor, with the children who helped create the ‘Where’s Wally?’ exhibition
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“We’re thrilled to showcase these beautifully created canines at the Tenement House. It’s been great working with children from our community and they’re delighted to see their artwork feature in our exhibition.”
Ana Sanchez
Visitor Services Supervisor at the Tenement House

The ‘Where’s Wally?’ exhibition, which is free and runs until 30 September, has been made possible thanks to the kind help and support of Zig-Zag Arts, Adela Quinn, Glasgow School of Art, Alys Owen and the children of Garnethill.

Children from the Garnethill Community with their wally dug creations
Children from the Garnethill Community with their wally dug creations