Thursday, 29 July 2010

Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone Memorial bronze statue

For the last six months I have been working on the claywork for a bronze statue memorial to the legendary Celtic 'Lord of the Wing' wee Jimmy 'Jinky' Johnstone. This statue will be placed close to his birthplace in View park, Uddingston, Glasgow. The lifesize statue will be cast in bronze here at the a4a art for architecture studio bronze foundry in Ayrshire. I have spent many hours working on the clay statue and portrait. I have depicted Johnstone in his younger days in a triumphant pose - the sort of victory salute he would give after scoring a goal!

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  1. Here is a Quote from the forum regarding the statue

    The Jimmy Johnstone Memorial Fund Committee are delighted to announce that “Jinky”will have a permanent place of honour in his beloved hometown of Viewpark with the grand opening of the Jimmy “Jinky” Johnstone Memorial Garden the centre point of which will inlclude a “Lifesize Statue of Jinky”….
    The official opening of the memorial garden and then unveiling of the statue will take place on Sunday 14th August at 12.45pm prompt!!!!!!!!. In attendance at the event will be all of “Jinky’s” family and friends including many of his former playing colleagues…..