Artistic Butterworth's join the ARCHIE Foundation "Oor Wullie" Bucket Trail 2016

Posted on June 26, 2016 by Sarah Harker

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Howard Butterworth and Mary Louise Butterworth have joined in with over 50 artists to participate in the  ARCHIE Foundations ‘Oor Wullie’ charity campaign 2016 . This is helping raise funds for The ARCHIE Foundation’s Tayside Appeal for a Twin Theatre Suite. It’s a collaboration between Archie Foundation, DC Thomson and Wild in Art. Very much like the very successfull Wild Dolphins Trail 2014, for which both artists joined and painted their individual design on the Dolphin sculpture (Howard painted “Poppy” that stayed at the Gordon Highlanders Museum and Mary painted "SeaDog" that could be found on the Wild Dolphin Trail at the Maritime Museum.)

This years exciting project, which is running in the year that the iconic ‘Oor Wullie’ celebrates it’s 80th Anniversary was to paint the famous Scottish DC Thompson character."Oor Wheelie" by Howard and "The Dreamer" by Mary are both sponsored by John Clark Motors Group and are to be found on the ‘Oor Wullie’ bucket trail which is around Dundee and Tayside this summer.  It will be an eclectic mix of styles to delight everyone of all ages!

To down load your "Bucket Trail" map CLICK HERE The sculptures will be on display from Monday 27th June  for 10 weeks through July and August, culminating in an auction to raise funds for the charity later in the year.


"The Dreamer" and "Oor Wheelie"

Mary painting "The Dreamer" Photo courtesy of the #OorWullieBucketTrail 



Howards sketches of cartoon cars



Final brush strokes to “Oor Wheelie” with Daisy and Howard at  John Clarks Audi Showroom, Dundee. Photo taken in May is courtesy of DC Thomson Publishers.


Wishing everyone a lovely summer of enjoying the great outdoors & fun of the ‘Oor Wullie’ bucket trail