Sculptor using metal who later developed into mixed media, installations, outdoor events, performance and theatre artist, born in Glasgow. He was self-taught and commenced artworks in 1965. Wyllie was an associate of RSA, a former president and then honorary member of SSA, a council member of the Glasgow Group and an honorary doctor of literature, Strathclyde University. In 1993 he gained a British Council Award to lecture in India and Singapore. Solo shows included Collins Exhibition Hall, Strathclyde University in Glasgow, 1976 and 1981; Serpentine Gallery, 1981; A Day Down a Goldmine, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, 1982; Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts, America, 1984; The Paper Boat Installation, World Financial Center, New York, 1990; Cottier Theatre, Glasgow, 1998; and eightieth-birthday exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in 2002.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)