Sunday, September 23, 2018


There have been many penguin statues dotted around Dundee over the summer, creating a trail you could follow around the town. The individual penguins were all designed and painted by different artists. This weekend they have been collected together at Slessor Gardens in order for folks to go see them all at once.

A good few of them were based on comics characters. Here they are...

'Bananaman' by Chris 'Creo' Alexander.
'Pen Broon' by Lee O'Brien.
'Pluguin' by Lesley D. McKenzie.
 Detail from 'Journalism' by Martin Hill.

In what seems a so obvious that it's brilliant idea, The Penguin from Batman, along with other villains...

'Gothamatryoshka' by Catherine J.Bell (front).
'Gothamatryoshka' by Catherine J.Bell (back).

You may see the large comic across the road behind some of these penguins. That's 'Adventures in Design' by Will Morris and David Mackenzie, which has been up throughout the building of the V&A, since 2015.

The penguins will be auctioned to the highest bidders this week, to raise money for Maggie's Dundee.

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