Tay Bridges – Hayley Whelan

The image depicts a composite of the Tay road and rail bridge bBridges in Dundee.
Tay Bridges - Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan
The image depicts a composite of the Tay road and rail bridge bBridges in Dundee.
Tay Bridges – Photo Credit: Hayley Whelan

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.

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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.