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Skypark Unveils New Exhibition Featuring Dudley D.Watkins prints

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Skypark will launch an expo that features classic prints from DC Thomson's archives.

On 17th February 2015, in partnership with DC Thomson, Skypark, Glasgow will launch an exhibition of artwork featuring a selection of archive prints from Oor Wullie, The Broons, The Beano and The Dandy.

The Expo will showcase canvas copies of original artwork and enlarged prints of The Beano and The Dandy annual covers. The exhibition will also feature iconic comic characters Oor Wullie and The Broons drawn by Dudley D. Watkins along with Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids, Desperate Dan and Bananaman.

In 2013, DC Thomson took space at Skypark for the company's Glasgow-based staff which includes some of the Sunday Post's editorial team.

Sunday Post Editor Donald Martin said, "Skypark is home to the Sunday Post's Glasgow-based editorial team and what better way to celebrate this than an exhibition featuring Scotland's most well-known characters The Broons and Oor Wullie!"

DC Thomson Archives Manager David Powell adds, "We've scoured our archives to bring Skypark staff and members of the public prints from across DC Thomson's most celebrated characters and titles including The Broons, Oor Wullie and The Beano and The Dandy."

Angela Higgins, Asset Manager of Skypark added: "We are thrilled to have DC Thomson as tenants and to welcome this iconic Expo to our newly refurbished gallery space. It's a wonderful opportunity for our business community and the public to enjoy the classic characters of childhood that are still so popular today."

Skypark offers a unique business hotel concept to allow those working on campus to play as well as just work. It features a well-located working environment alongside social events, fitness classes, beauty services, a gym, a relaxing garden space and a management team that supports its tenants. The business campus has immediate access to all transport links and all the shops, independent bars, restaurants and leisure facilities the area has to offer.

The exhibition is on the ground floor of Skypark 1 and will run from 17th February to 9th April 2015. The exhibition is free and is open to the public.

Images: 
The Bash Street Kids D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd. 1990
The Dandy © D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd. 1939
Oor Wullie © D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 1953

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