This double exposure Polaroid was taken with a make-shift lens cover during a walk starting from Tay Rail Bridge, along Dundee Waterfront, down to the Tay Road Bridge. During lockdown, I spent hours walking around Dundee reimagining spaces through the Polaroid camera. ‘Tay Bridges’ reimages what the view would look like if the bridges met in the middle.
Hayley Whelan is an artist who graduated from DJCAD with a master’s degree in Art, Society & Publics in 2016. Over the past eight years she has developed a repetitive, ritual-like practice involving walking and film photography. These walks are the basis for research and interests in architecture, photography, cities, public spaces, non-places, the spaces in between and the interactions that take place within them all.
Her new curatorial research project focuses her practice-led research on exploring women’s relationship with place and how we feel when walking in our own cities, specifically in Scotland today. This is being documented through a collection of walks with women.