Tay Road Bridge

Colour design for the support pillars on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the road bridge over the Firth of Tay by the young artists Fraser Gray and Martin McGuiness, both native inhabitants of Dundee.

Colour design:
Fraser Gray, Martin McGuinness

Lascaux Studio, Lascaux transparent varnish

Dundee, Scotland
The 2.2 km long Tay Road Bridge crossing the Firth of Tay was constructed in 1966 by engineer William Fairhurst. For its 50th anniversary local artists Fraser Gray and Martin McGuiness realised a colourful mural creating an anamporhic illusion in the two entry areas for pedestrians. The interplay between primary and secondary colours accentuates the function of the formerly dismal array of support pillars as a usable public space.