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13 Aug 2019

Where’s Wally? At the Tenement House!

A collection of ceramic dog ornaments stand on a marble mantelpiece. Behind them is a black-framed painting.
Wally dugs at the Tenement House
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.

A white wall with lots and lots of black-framed paintings of dogs, all drawn by children. There are small white shelves dotted around the wall too, with brightly coloured small dog ornaments on them.
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, which features the children’s original artwork.

A group of children stand around a wooden table with pencils and paper on. Beside them stands a young woman holding a large ceramic white dog ornament. Framed paintings of dogs, made by children, are displayed on the wall behind.
Ana Sanchez, Visitor Services Supervisor, with the children who helped create the ‘Where’s Wally?’ exhibition
“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
A smiling young woman holds a purple omega-shaped sign that says: National Trust for Scotland | love. She is standing in front of an old-fashioned range in a kitchen.

The free ‘Where’s Wally?’ exhibition, which runs until 30 September 2019, 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.

A large group of children stand in a gallery space, all holding a small colourful dog ornament in front of them.
Children from the Garnethill Community with their wally dug creations

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