Billy Connolly sculpture for Anderston

29 Jun 2010

A sculpture of the 'Big Yin' has been commissioned for Glasgow homes development. Glasgow artist Andy Scott is to create the giant piece that will be suspended on a gable end at Sanctuary's Anderston development.

He is used to having his image on the big screen, but Scots actor Billy Connolly is to have his profile shown somewhere a little more unusual - on the side of a housing development.

Housing association Sanctuary has commissioned a sculpture of the star to be created by ­Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott.

The giant piece, which shows Connolly playing his famous banjo, will be ­suspended 40ft in the air.

It will feature Connolly's trademark flowing locks and pointed beard and be attached to the gable end of a new build block of flats in his hometown.

Glasgow is planning to give one of its most famous sons the Freedom of the City at a civic dinner on ­Friday, August 20.


Source: Big Yin sculpture commissioned for Glasgow homes development, The Herald

Project details
  • Anderston SSHA