Deadline: 31 January 2019

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail is a mass participation art trail which will take place across Scotland in 2019.

The Trail will run for 11 weeks from 17 June – 30 August 2019, culminating in a series of Farewell Events and nationwide auctions in each of the five host cities, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Artists from across Scotland and beyond are being invited to re-design Oor Wullie and his very famous dungarees for the world’s first nationwide public art trail set to hit the streets across Scotland in 2019.

Oor Wullie’s BIG Bucket Trail will see 150 sculptures of Scotland’s favourite son displayed across Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh next summer as part of the country’s first ever national free-to-view art trail, which will raise funds for The ARCHIE Foundation, Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. 

Designs for the blank sculptures – which features a laughing Oor Wullie sitting on his famous bucket – are welcome in any art form, from traditional to new media, fine art to illustrations, graffiti, mosaic, metalwork and much more. The only limit is the artists’ imagination.

Successful Oor Wullie designs will be presented to the event’s sponsors – local businesses and organisations in each of the cities – and commissioned artists will receive an honorary payment.

Anyone from the creative community can submit a design – from established artists to those who are as yet undiscovered, art students, adults, children and community groups. The BIG Bucket Trail team are looking for designs that are bright, colourful and full of fun and flourish for this family-friendly art event.

Information packs are available to download at with all the dimensions and details.